Author Josephine Humphreys on Writing Historical Fiction, Mar. 3

CANCELLED :Writing Historical Fiction about Haitian Pirates and North Carolina Indians
Speaker: Josephine Humphreys
Date: Monday, March 3 — A rescheduled date has not been set
3:30 p.m.
Where: Thomas Room, Lilly Library, Duke East Campus (Click for Map)

Humphreys_Josephine-300x237Award-winning novelist Josephine Humphreys, a Duke graduate, will present a talk and question session on her works of fiction which encompass historical settings. As a native and resident of Charleston, South Carolina, historical materials for her fiction have been close at hand. Her novel Nowhere Else on Earth (2000) is set in Civil War-era eastern North Carolina along the swampy Lumbee River and explores the lives of remarkable individuals from the Lumbee Indian settlement during this chaotic period. Jo’s current project is based on the history of Haiti and Charleston in the period of the American and Haitian revolutions. In the course of this research, Jo has visited Haiti recently and has further developed an interest in the country.