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‘Write the Coast or Write It Off’ Features Three Authors

Thursday, October 31, 2002

SPARTANBURG, SC—Wofford College will showcase three writers whose works have been inspired by the natural beauty and culture of the coastal Carolinas in “Write the Coast or Write It Off,” moderated by President Benjamin Dunlap.

The program will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Verandah Room of the Richardson Building. It is free and open to the public.

Roger Pinckney (“Right Side of the River”), Jan Debleiu (“Hatteras Journal”) and Franklin Burroughs (“River Home”) will share excerpts from their work and discuss the writer’s role in helping to protect our native habitats.

The program is sponsored by “The Nature and Culture of Water” freshman learning community at Wofford. The course, offered for the first time in the Fall 2001 term and now used as a model for other learning communities, links a freshman, non-major biology course and a humanities course through the common theme of “water.” Students received four hours of science credit and three humanities hours and spent almost each Thursday in the field studying various locations with ecological and cultural significance.