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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Monday-Meet Author Emily Herring Wilson

There are few treats as delicious as discovering and reading old letters, especially if they are not written by you or to you.

Join the Friends of Reynolda Manor Library to hear the latest news about supporting the library. Special guest Emilly Herring Wilson will will share the story of North Carolina’s Elizabeth Lawrence, as Lawrence learned to write about what she loved: gardens, friends, and books, in the mid-twentieth century South. Ms. Wilson will also be signing copies of her book, Becoming Elizabeth Lawrence: Discovered Letters of a Southern Gardener. Refreshments & Door Prizes!

Reynolda Manor Library
2839 Fairlawn Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
(336) 703-2960

Emily Herring Wilson
Emily Herring WilsonThe New York Times called Emily Herring Wilson's Two Gardeners: Katharine S. White and Elizabeth Lawrence—A Friendship in Letters (2002) "one of the finest gardening books published in years." Wilson is also the author of an acclaimed biography of Elizabeth Lawrence entitled No One Gardens Alone(2004). While editing correspondence between Lawrence and Katharine White, she discovered several hundred letters from Lawrence to Ann Preston Bridgers, which inspired her to compileBecoming Elizabeth Lawrence: Discovered Letters of a Southern Gardener.
Emily is a winner of the North Carolina Award and the Caldwell Award and is a MacDowell Colony Fellow. She lives and gardens in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Books by Emily Herring Wilson

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