Sunday, May 18, 2014
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Join Philip Gerard is author and professor of creative writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington for a reading from his newest book, Down the Wild Cape Fear. The book takes the reader on a journey on the river from the headwaters in Wake County to Cape of Fear on Bald Head Island. Accompanying the author by canoe and powerboat are a cadre of people passionate about the river, among them a river guide, a photographer, a biologist, a river keeper, and a boat captain. Gerard weaves this into the history of the river adding to our understanding of this river which has been a main artery of commerce, culture, settlement, and war for the entire region since it was first discovered in 1524. A book signing will follow the reading.