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Writer to discuss Virginia Dare

(Dec. 29, 2002)   —   Marjorie Hudson, an accomplished writer and editor, will speak Wednesday, February 12, 2003, on the topic "Searching for Virginia Dare: History and Myth and the Origin of English America." The event will take place at 7 p.m. in the meeting room of Sheppard Memorial Library, located at the corner of Reade Circle and Dickinson Avenue in downtown Greenville. Sponsored by the North Carolina Studies Program at ECU, the program is free and open to the public. Ample parking is available in the library parking lot.

Ms. Hudson is the author of Searching for Virginia Dare: A Fool's Errand (Coastal Carolina Press, 2002). She will discuss American history, myth, and the origin of English America in relation to the story of the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island. Hudson will also read from her book, a mosaic of history and memoir that explores the idea of missing people in American family stories, including that of the ill-fated colony. Her book has been called a kind of "Blue Highways" into early colonial America, and her research draws on visits to ECU's Phelps Archaeology Laboratory, Roanoke Colonies Research Office, and library collections. Following the presentation, questions and audience discussion will be encouraged.

For more information, contact Maury York, director of the North Carolina Studies Program, at (252) 328-0252 or e-mail him at Additional information about Marjorie Hudson and her book are available at


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