Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Lecturer: Frances Mayes

Event date: 
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 3:30pm
Parkway Ballroom - Plemmons Student Union
Free event

Author Frances Mayes divides her time between North Carolina and Tuscany—the place that has inspired some of her greatest works including Under the Tuscan Sun, Bella Tuscany and The Tuscan Sun Cookbook. Appalachian State University is just one of the stops on her book tour for her most recent and personal memoir, Under Magnolia. Based on Mayes’ personal memories of growing up in the South, Under Magnolia is a searingly honest and unforgettable story of a girl whose perspicacity and dawning self-knowledge lead her out of the South and into the rest of the world, and then to a profound return home.


Parking for this event is located in the library parking deck off of College Street. Volunteers will be available to direct visitors to the Parkway Ballroom.

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Contact name: 
Schaefer Center Box Office
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Contact telephone: 
(800) 841-ARTS or (828) 262-4046

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Photo credit: Will Garin