Hillsborough, Efland, Mebane
Explore the historic community that has drawn writers for decades as a place to settle down and get the work done. Hike along the Eno River on the Poet’s Walk. Visit the cemetery where relatives of Alex Haley, the author of Roots, are buried.
Writers with a connection to this area: Darnell Arnoult, Hal Crowther, Cathy Davidson, Annie Dillard, Elon G. Eidenier, Inglis Fletcher, Jaki Shelton Green, Allan Gurganus, Alex Haley, Debra Kaufman, Wallace Kaufman, Elizabeth Hobbes Keckley, Randall Kenan, John Lawson, Zelda Lockhart, Amanda Mackay, Michael Malone, Doug Marlette, Frances Mayes, Jill McCorkle, Pauli Murray, Craig Nova, David Payne, Robert Richardson, Eleanor Ross Taylor, Peter Taylor, Clarissa Thomasson, Lee Smith, Martha Witt and Edwin Yoder
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