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John Shelton Reed on “Dixie Bohemia” at Friends of the Libraries dinner

041713Spotlight_ReedJohn Shelton Reed, an acclaimed humorist on Southern culture who once compared the modern South to a pair of comfortable tattered jeans, headlines the annual Friends of the UNCG Libraries dinner Monday, April 29. The event takes place from 6-9 p.m., in Cone Ballroom, Elliott University Center.

Reed, William Rand Kenan Jr. professor emeritus of sociology at UNC Chapel Hill, has written widely and spoken often, seriously and wittingly, about the ways of the South. His latest book, published last November, “Dixie Bohemia: A French Quarter Circle in the 1920s,” concerns intellectuals who gathered in New Orleans, including William Faulkner.

The Friends of the UNCG Libraries is a volunteer group that promotes Jackson Library and the Harold Schiffman Music Library. The Friends are currently raising money to redesign the landscape in front of Jackson Library facing College Avenue.

The annual dinner, the Friends’ major fundraising event, starts with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by the program and dinner. Tickets are $50 each for members, $60 each for non-members. Table sponsorships are $500.

Those who just want to hear Reed pay a fee of $15 per ticket.

For tickets, call 334-4849. For additional details, contact Barry Miller at 256-0112. Full story at Libraries blog.