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Mockingbird Songs: Book Talk by Wayne Flynt
May 10, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Please join us for a book talk by Dr. Wayne Flynt, author of “Mockingbird Songs: My Friendship with Harper Lee” on May 10 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center in Auburn, Alabama.
Spanning a quarter century, from 1992 until Harper Lee’s death in February 2016, “Mockingbird Songs” is a collection of letters between the beloved writer and her dear friend, Wayne Flynt, one of the few people in the world to truly know the author of “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Go Set a Watchman.” Flynt was one of the only people in direct contact with Lee during the last years of her life and delivered the eulogy at her funeral. Their correspondence offers a telling look into the life of the famously private author, revealing Harper Lee’s later years with thoughtfulness and warmth.
Dr. Wayne Flynt, Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at Auburn, is the author of thirteen books, and one of the most recognized and honored scholars of Southern history, politics, and religion. He has won numerous teaching awards and has been a Distinguished University Professor for many years. Flynt has taught and lectured extensively about “To Kill a Mockingbird” around the world and was one of Harper Lee’s closest friends.
The program is free and open to the public.