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May 2016 Appearances

Thursday, May 5
Tompkins County Public Library
Ithaca, NY

April 2016 Appearances

Thursday, April 7
Lecture, Wilma Dykeman Celebration

Saturday, April 9
Reading, Heritage Museum
Hendersonville, NC

Monday-Friday, April 11-15
Readings, workshops
Chattanooga State Community College
Chattanooga, TN

Sunday, April 17
Reading, Malaprops Bookstore
Asheville, NC

Monday, April 18
Reading, Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

March 2016 Appearances

Saturday, March 5
Lecture, UNC-Asheville
The Reuters Center

Chasing the North Star: A Novel


Chasing the North Star: A Novel

Published: April 5, 2016 by Algonquin Books
Order online: Indiebound | Barnes & Noble | Amazon

“Chasing the North Star is an epic journey, and Morgan’s vision of our dark past shines brilliantly detailed, deeply satisfying, and ultimately hopeful.” —Charles Frazier, author of Nightwoods and Cold Mountain

“A powerful, gripping, and unrelenting tale of wilderness survival under the most dire of circumstances in the pursuit of freedom: another outstanding work of historical fiction from Morgan.” —Kirkus Reviews (see full review)

“What an exciting new legend Robert Morgan has created! And just when we need such a story. Chasing the North Star has the gravity of the old slave narratives, and the blood-chilling action of a contemporary action thriller. The language reflects Morgan’s deep connection to the land and the tradition, and burns with conviction and insight and heart. Jonah Williams is a hero for the ages. Reading of his courage and humanity puts starch in your spine. A must read.” —Randal Kenan, author of Walking on Water

October 2015 Appearances

Friday, October 9
Reading from Dark Energy
Southern Festival of Books (link)
Nashville, TN

August 2015 Appearances

Thursday, August 13
Givens Estates Retirement Community
2360 Sweeten Creek Rd
Asheville, NC
7 PM

Dark Energy (poems)

Published by Penguin Books
Publication: May 26, 2015
ISBN: 9780143128069
96 pages

June 2015 Appearances

Friday, June 5
Asheville, NC

Saturday, June 6
Poetry reading
Heritage Museum
Hendersonville, NC

Monday, June 8
Public Library
Jamestown, NC
7:00 PM

Tuesday, June 9
Quail Ridge
Raleigh, NC

Friday, June 12
Hub City
Spartanburg, SC

Presentation of Robert Morgan's play "Homemade Yankees"

Robert Morgan's play, “Homemade Yankees,” will be presented at East Tennessee Historical Museum at 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, Tennessee on May 2, 2015 at 1:00 PM. “Homemade Yankees” is the winner of the John Cullum Civil War Playwriting Competition.