Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

Book Talk: Mockingbird Songs: My Friendship with Harper Lee

Book Talk: Mockingbird Songs: My Friendship with Harper Lee

The public is invited to a book talk by Wayne Flynt, author of Mockingbird Songs: My Friendship with Harper Lee, on Wednesday, May 10 at 4 p.m. in the auditorium of The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.  

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. 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 event is free, open to the public, and will be followed by refreshments. Books will be available for purchase and signing. The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center is located at 241 South College Street in Auburn.  

For more information on the program, call 334-844-4903 or visit www.auburn.edu/cah

 

 

Last Updated: May 03, 2017