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Priceless Gem Tour

250 East Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Dates: December 2, 2016
Phone: (919) 962-1630
Time: 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Literary Tar Heel Tour – What do Caroline Lee Hentz, George Moses Horton, Thomas Wolfe, Paul Green, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, Walker Percy, Randall Kenan, and Sarah Dessen have in common? If you guessed that these famous writers all have important ties to UNC’s campus, then you’ve already done your homework. This campus tour will discuss some famous literary friendships, collaborations, and shenanigans–as well as the historic significance of the Carolina Playmakers, the Carolina Quarterly, the Southern Literary Journal, the Creative Writing Program, and the special collections of UNC Libraries. Join us as we celebrate some of the greatest writers who roamed and remembered this “magical campus.”  Developed and guided for us by Patrick E. Horn, PhD, Associate Director, Center for the Study of the American South and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of English and Comparative Literature. The tour is free, open to the public, and lasts about an hour to an-hour-and-a-half. Tours begin at UNC-Chapel Hill Visitors’ Center, located in the West Wing of Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, located in downtown Chapel Hill at 250 East Franklin Street. To reserve your space, please email us at In case of inclement weather, or for any additional questions, please call UNC Visitors’ Center at 919-962-1630