Literary Notes: Film Series Continues at Library
Oldies and Goodies, the nostalgic film series for adults, continues at Southern Pines Public Library Thursday, March 11, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
This month’s feature is “The Furies,” a 1950 film starring Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey and Walter Huston.
Intended to tie in with the Community Read of the novel “Serena,” this Western melodrama set in 1870s New Mexico Territory concerns a brutal widowed ranch owner who butts heads with his firebrand daughter over her dowry, choice of husband and, finally, ownership of the land itself.
“Enjoy a cup of tea with this classic film, which was Walter Huston’s last,” says a spokesman.
The Oldies and Goodies film series is free and open to the public and is made possible by the Friends of the Southern Pines Library.
For more information, visit www.sppl.net or call (910) 692-8235.
The Moore County Literacy Council offers 12-hour workshops for volunteers who would like to become adult tutors. Volunteers are required to attend orientation prior to a training session.
All sessions will be at the Emmanuel Youth House, 385 E. Indiana Ave., Southern Pines.
Orientation is Tuesday, March 9, from 1 to 2 p.m. Tutor training is Wednesday and Thursday, April 14, 15, 21, and 22, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Donations will be accepted to defray the cost of materials.
Register by the week prior to the session. Registrations may be made by calling (910) 692-5954 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gathering at Given
The Gathering at Given, to be held Thursday, March 4, features a talk by Brad and Beth Kocher.
The Kochers will be speaking about Pinehurst from its beginning with the Tufts through the Dedman family era, with a focus on their experiences with the Dedmans.
This event will be held at the Given Memorial Library at 3:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
The Heart of Carolina Romance Writers’ meeting will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at Cameron Village Library, Raleigh.
Award-winning local author Julie Gupton, also known as Mari Freeman, will speak on “CSI for Writers: What TV Gets Right and Wrong and How to Make Forensic Techniques Believable in Your Non-Mystery Stories.”
For information, visit www.heartofcarolina.org.
Award-winning columnist and author James Dodson, whose book “Final Rounds” appeared on the small screen in a television movie, and whose work “Faithful Travelers” is currently being produced as a feature film, will serve as the guest speaker for the Pfeiffer University Friends of the Library’s 21st Book and Author’s Luncheon Tuesday, March 23.
The event will be held at 11 a.m. in the Community Room of the Stokes Students Center on the Misenheimer campus. The cost is $25 for Friends of the Library members and $30 for non-members. Dodson will be available to sign his books, which will also be available for purchase. To register or for more information, contact Lara Little at email@example.com or (704) 463-3353.
A regular columnist for Golf Magazine for almost 20 years, Dodson is well known for his prose on the subject of golf. In addition to being produced for the silver screen, Dodson’s book “Final Rounds” won an award as the Golf Book of the Year from the International Network of Golf. His other books include “A Golfer’s Life,” the autobiography of Arnold Palmer, “A Son of the Game,” “Beautiful Madness-One Man’s Journey through Other People’s Gardens,” and “The Dewsweepers.”
Dodson resides in Southern Pines, where he writes a regular column for The Pilot and is also the editor of PineStraw magazine. A former senior writer for the Atlanta Journal Constitution Sunday Magazine and Yankee Magazine, his public affairs and political writing has won numerous national awards.
He has also taught advanced writing at Hollins University in Roanoke, Va.
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