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First: an announcement:
On March 27th, I will be at Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, NC to deliver the second installment of the Eugene I. Earnhardt Speaker Series. This is going to be something I haven’t done in over ten years: a formal lecture in front of an academic community (also, I’ve never played a gymnasium). In the spirit of my latest book, I am calling this an “illuminated lecture”—think medieval manuscript but with spoken words and photographs. I regard the invitation to speak at Pfeiffer as a great honor, so I will not be bashful about my aims. I am going to attempt to address some very large questions at the heart of who we are as a nation, or if it is even possible to talk about such a thing. In my talk, “The Promise of American Guilt,” I will expand on a theme I introduce in the introduction to The Road to Unforgetting. I don’t pretend to be adequate to such a big subject, but I’m going to try.
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Earlier this month, I had the good fortune to speak to a wonderful gathering of humans at The Book Tavern in Augusta about The Road to Unforgetting, along with A Deeper South co-pilot John Hayes. (Side note—raise your hand if you think John should have a Substack. IKR?) Should you, fellow traveller, find yourself on a stretch of I-20 near the SC/GA border, I urge you to pull off the tarmac and onto Broad Street in Augusta, which is one of the more underrated towns in the South, stroll the generous sidewalks to 978 Broad, and say hi to David and the fine folks—and buy a book or two—at one of the best book joints in the biz.
Meantime, here is a bit from the official launch in Asheville back in November, before the haircut:
And finally: the trailer for the book, which I encourage you to share with abandon:
And finally, just because: some footage from The ADS25 Tour in Summer 2022, and finally address the nagging question on everyone’s mind: what is that World's Fair thing in Knoxville really *for*?
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