Jan. 30 | Join Author Harlan Greene for “The Damned Don’t Cry – They Just Disappear”

This entry was posted on Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Tuesday, January 30 | 12:00 P.M.

Addlestone Library Rm. 227 | FREE

Join the College of Charleston Friends of the Library and Honors College on January 30, 2018 as award winning archivist and novelist Harlan Greene presents the life of author, adventurer, and literary trailblazer Harry Hervey (1900 – 1951).

From Charleston to Cambodia, and from Broadway to Hollywood and beyond, Hervey defied his critics and his times to live his life openly as a gay man breaking taboos in his novels, travelogues, plays, and films.

Produced as part of Greene’s research sabbatical, The Damned Don’t Cry – They Just Disappear is an act of literary restitution, restoring the reputation of a man who lived too soon and died too young to see justice done — to himself and the causes he championed.

The event kicks off “Narrating Charleston on the Margins,” the spring 2018 Faculty Lecture Series exploring the oft-overlooked ways Charlestonians have defined themselves. The series is produced by the College of Charleston Friends of the Library and the Honors College.

FREE and open to the public. Registration is required.

Copies of The Damned Don’t Cry – They Just Disappear will be available for purchase at the event.

Lunch will be provided.

Harlan Greene is the author of the novels Why We Never Danced the Charleston, What the Dead Remember, and The German Officer’s Boy. His nonfiction books and essays cover literary, African American, Jewish, gay, and South Carolina Lowcountry topics. He currently serves as the head of the College of Charleston’s Special Collections.

About the College of Charleston Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library supports and advances the work of the College of Charleston Libraries. From on-campus collaborations to the Winthrop Roundtable, FOL’s programming provides opportunities for lifelong learning that strengthen our community and connects the Library to luminaries across the Lowcountry and beyond. friends.cofc.edu

About the College of Charleston Honors College

The College of Charleston Honors College expands on partnerships between faculty and student by creating a vibrant living-learning community where personal attention gives the support students need to reach their goals during and after college. Inside the CofC Honors community, motivated students live, learn, and grow together while pursuing their unique interests and goals – everything from study abroad, internships, research and service projects at home and globally. honors.cofc.edu


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