Author of "Factory Man," Beth Macy at Hollins

Hollins University
7916 Williamson Road
Roanoke, VA 24020
Region Shenandoah Valley
Locality Roanoke County
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - Friday, October 24, 2014 (8:00 PM)
Phone: (540) 362-6451

Reading by the Author of "Factory Man," Beth Macy

Thursday, October 23, 8:15 pm; Niederer Auditorium, Wetherill Visual Arts Center

Author and journalist Beth Macy's new book is Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local – and Helped Save an American Town. The New York Times called Factory Man "an illuminating, deeply patriotic David vs. Goliath book." Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Bragg described it as "a damn fine story to read," while another Pulitzer winner, Alex S. Jones, said, "Beth Macy has given us an inspiring and engaging tale for our times." Her writing has won more than a dozen national journalism awards, including a Nieman Fellowship for Journalism at Harvard and the 2013 J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award. She earned her master's degree in creative writing from Hollins in 1993.

Funding provided by the Dee Hull Everist Visiting Speaker Series.

Q&A with the Author, Friday, October 24, 11 am - Noon, Hollins Room, Wyndham Robertson Library

Last Updated: 8/13/2014 3:27 PM
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