Dr. John Shelton Reed is a writer and lecturer in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and the former William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina.
Oct. 1, 2013
Dr. John Shelton Reed will speak at Flagler College as part of the College's "Ideas and Images" program on Oct. 24.
Reed is a writer and lecturer in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Before he retired in 2000 as William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina, he was director of the Howard Odum Institute for Research in Social Science for twelve years and helped to found the Center for the Study of the American South.
Reed was founding co-editor of the quarterly Southern Cultures and served recently as Chancellor of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. His books include “1001 Things Everyone Should Know About the South” and “Holy Smoke: The Big Book of North Carolina Barbecue,” both written with his wife, Dale Volberg Reed.
Reed's lecture, “The South: Where Is It?,” will take place at 7 p.m. in the Flagler Room of Ponce de Leon Hall, 74 King St., St. Augustine.
"Ideas and Images: Visiting Scholars and Artists Program" features an international composition of artists and authors, introducing a fresh and creative component to the greater St. Augustine community.
Each event is free and open to the public. Call (904) 819-6282 or visit flagler.edu/our-community for more information.