Wayne Flynt to discuss new book on Harper Lee in Auburn May 10

Published: April 20, 2017
Updated: June 21, 2017
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Historian and author Wayne Flynt will give a talk on his book, "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 Lee’s death in February 2016, "Mockingbird Songs" is a collection of letters between Lee and Flynt, who Lee considered a dear friend, and who is one of the few people to truly know the author of "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Go Set a Watchman." Their correspondence offers a look into the life of the famously private author, revealing Lee’s later years with thoughtfulness and warmth.

Flynt, a professor emeritus in the Department of History at Auburn and the author of 13 books, is 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 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 go to the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities website.

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