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August 25: Toward a Larger Stage: The War of 1812, the Creek War, and the Idea of America. Special Collections & Archives Department, Ralph Brown Draughon Library, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
August 25: Welcome Reception for New Creative Writing Faculty. The Gnu's Room, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
September 4: Luncheon with Robert Leleux, author of The Living End: A Memoir of Forgetting and Forgiving. Terra Cotta Cafe (415 E. Magnolia Ave., Auburn), 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 and are available for purchase at The Gnu’s Room. Seating is limited.
September 6: POV Previews: I’m Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful. The Gnu’s Room, 7:00 p.m.
September 13: Discover Auburn: Paul Harris, “Latino Immigrants in the Southeastern United States.” Special Collections and Archives Department, Ralph Brown Draughon Library, 3:00 p.m. Sponsored by CMD CAH, Auburn University Libraries, and the Auburn University Bookstore.
September 20: Book Talk: Rodney Steward, author of David Schenck and the Contours of Confederate Identity. Special Collections and Archives Department, Ralph Brown Draughon Library, 3:00 p.m. Sponsored by CMD CAH, Auburn University Libraries, and the Auburn University Bookstore.
War of 1812 Symposium
The first in a series of symposia commemorating the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the Creek War of 1813-4 will be held on Saturday, August 25 in the Special Collections & Department of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library. "...Toward a Larger Stage: The War of 1812, the Creek War and the Idea of America,” will focus on the pivotal events of two hundred years ago in Alabama, the Southeast, the United States, and the world.
The first symposium will focus on connecting the audience to the compelling and significant events that occurred in 1812, the first year of the larger War of 1812 and an important precursor to the conflict building between Creek nationalists, the Red Stick faction, and Anglo-American settlers culminating with the Creek War and the ultimate Battle of Horseshoe Bend in March of 1814. The program will place these events in a local, national, and international context, as well as the cultural context of Indians, Americans, British and Canadians.
This 1812 bicentennial symposium is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and refreshments will be provided.
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Luncheon with Robert LeleuxThe Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts and The Gnu’s Room will host a luncheon with author Robert Leleux on Tuesday, September 4 at 12:30 p.m. at the Terra Cotta Café (415 E. Magnolia Ave., Auburn, AL). Tickets are $35 and are available for purchase at The Gnu’s Room. Seating is limited. Included in the $35 ticket cost is a catered lunch at Terra Cotta Café and a signed copy of Robert’s book, The Living End: A Memoir of Forgetting and Forgiving. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit a local literacy group.
In addition to authoring two books, The Living End: A Memoir of Forgetting and Forgiving and The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy, Robert Leleux’s essays and articles have appeared in publications including The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, and The Huffington Post.
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