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Bland Simpson presents NORTH CAROLINA: LAND OF WATER, LAND OF SKY, with Ann Simpson
October 26, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
This will be a hybrid event with in-person & virtual options. Flyleaf will offer seating for up to twenty-five in-person guests, with priority access given to folks who purchase the book. If you preorder a copy through Flyleaf, please use your order comments to indicate whether you would like 1-2 seats held for you at the in-person event. We will contact you to confirm the reservation prior to the event. To purchase a copy of the book, visit https://www.flyleafbooks.com/event/simpson-2021
To register for the live stream, click here: https://unc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8GLXKATrT9mm2aXBCb5b5g
Bland Simpson, the celebrated bard of North Carolina’s sound country, has blended history, observation of nature, and personal narrative in many books to chronicle the people and places of eastern Carolina. Yet he has spent much of his life in the state’s Piedmont, with regular travels into its western mountains. Here, for the first time, Simpson brings his distinctive voice and way of seeing to bear on the entirety of his home state, combining storytelling and travelogue to create a portrait of the Old North State with care and humor.
Three of the state’s finest photographers come along to guide the journey: Simpson’s wife and creative partner, Ann Cary Simpson, professional photographer Scott Taylor, and writer and naturalist Tom Earnhardt. Their photos, combined with Simpson’s rich narrative, will inspire readers to consider not only what North Carolina has been and what it is but also what we hope it will be. This book belongs on the shelf of longtime residents, newcomers, and visitors alike.