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Professor Emeritus Flynt embarking on signing tour to promote newest book about Harper Lee

Wayne Flynt and the cover of his book Afternoons with Harper Lee
Auburn University Professor Emeritus Wayne Flynt will begin an eight-month book signing tour on Sept. 22 for his new book "Afternoons With Harper Lee."

Auburn University Professor Emeritus of History Wayne Flynt will soon begin a multi-state signing tour to promote his newest book about his longtime friend and literature icon Harper Lee.

Flynt, who taught history at Auburn for nearly 30 years, will kick off an eight-month tour by signing copies of his new book, “Afternoons With Harper Lee” at the Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham on Sept. 22. That signing will begin a circuit that will stretch into late April for the two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee.

“Afternoons With Harper Lee” is Flynt’s second book about the famed Alabama author and chronicles the 12-year friendship he and his late wife, Dartie, shared with Lee. It is a follow-up to his 2017 book “Mockingbird Songs: My Friendship with Harper Lee” and shares stories the friends exchanged during the latter years of Lee’s life. It is available for pre-order and will be released by the University of Georgia Press’ NewSouth Books on Oct. 1.

Flynt, who performed the eulogy at Lee’s funeral in 2016, will perform 40 signings in 10 states between September and April to promote the book.

2022-23 book tour dates, locations

Sept. 22: Alabama Booksmith, Homewood, Alabama

Oct. 14: Nashville Public Library, Nashville

Oct. 15: Landmark Books Franklin, Tennessee

Oct. 18: Clark County Library, Athens, Georgia

Oct. 19: Story on the Square, McDonough, Georgia

Oct. 20: Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, Atlanta

Oct. 25: Pebble Hill, Auburn, Alabama

Oct. 26: Boykin Community Center, Auburn, Alabama

Oct. 26: Auburn Oil Co. Booksellers, Auburn, Alabama

Oct. 27:  Selma-Dallas County Library, Selma, Alabama

Nov. 1: Highland Book Club, Birmingham, Alabama

Nov. 3: Gadsden Public Library, Gadsden, Alabama

Nov. 4: Oneonta High School, Oneonta, Alabama

Nov. 5: Rock School, Pinson, Alabama

Nov. 6: Avondale Branch, Birmingham Public Library, Birmingham, Alabama

Nov. 9: Dothan Public Library, Dothan, Alabama

Nov. 10: Page & Palette, Fairhope, Alabama

Nov. 11: Haunted Books, Mobile, Alabama

Nov. 15: Auburn University in Montgomery, Alabama

Nov. 16: Pell City Public Library, Alabama

Nov. 17: Jesse Owens Library, Alabama

Nov. 17: Florence-Lauderdale Public Library, Florence, Alabama

Nov. 18: Gardendale Public Library, Gardendale, Alabama

Dec. 1: Ernst and Hadley Bookstore, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Dec. 13: Charleston Library Society, Charleston, S.C.

Jan. 9: Public Library, St. Francisville, Louisiana

Jan. 10: Garden District Books, New Orleans, Louisiana

Jan. 12: Pass Christian Books, Pass Christian, Mississippi

Jan. 24: Anniston, Public Library, Anniston, Alabama

Jan. 26: Chambers County Public Library, Valley, Alabama

Feb. 14: Gulf Shores Public Library, Gulf Shores, Alabama, 11 a.m.

March 20: Hub City Books, Spartanburg, S.C. 

March 21: McIntyre Bookshop, Chapel Hill, N.C.

March 22: Fountain Books, Richmond, Virginia

March 23: Politics and Prose Bookstore, Washington, D.C.

March 28: Lemuria Bookstore, Jackson, Mississippi

April 11:  Righton Books, St. Simons Island, Georgia

April 12: E. Shaver Bookseller, Savannah, Georgia

April 20: 92YMCA, New York City

April 28: Monroeville, County Courthouse Museum, Monroeville, Alabama

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