Duke University will host "A Long and Happy Life: A Celebration for Reynolds Price,"
at 2 p.m. May 19 in Duke Chapel. The event honoring the acclaimed author and longtime Duke English professor is open to the public.
A celebrated writer of fiction, poetry, memoirs, essays and plays, Price died Jan. 20
at age 77 after more than 50 years as a member of the Duke faculty.
The celebration will consist of readings, performances and reminiscences by colleagues, former students and friends of long standing. A reception will follow in von der Heyden Pavilion in Perkins Library.
Also, an exhibit featuring manuscripts, photographs, letters and rare books from the Reynolds Price papers
will be on display in the Mary Duke Biddle Rare Book Room in Perkins Library from 1-5 p.m.
Visitors may park in the Bryan Center parking garage
off Science Drive on Duke's West Campus. In addition, parking will be available in lots along Duke University Road near Chapel Drive. People with accessibility needs may be dropped off at the chapel, but their drivers must park in general parking. Traffic is expected to be heavy because of multiple events on campus that day.
For those unable to attend, Duke will provide a live webcast of the event via Ustream
. For more information, see the official news release