NY Times Bestselling Author Coming to Louisburg College

LOUISBURG, N.C.—As part of Louisburg College’s Arnold L. Wright Reading Series, author Wilton Barnhardt will be on campus the evening of Tuesday, October 8 to share excerpts from his new novel, Lookaway, Lookaway, a comical tale about a dysfunctional Old South family.

The reading will begin at 7:30pm in the College’s Norris Theatre, located in the southern wing of the JPAC (Seby B. Jones Performing Arts Center). Immediately preceding the reading, the community is invited to view WRAL’s “College Road Trip” television special featuring Louisburg College, which will be streamed live in the JPAC’s Holt Lobby from 7:00-7:30pm.

Since being published this past August, Lookaway, Lookaway has found itself on the New York Times, National Public Radio, and Indie Bound bestseller lists. Alice Sebold, New York Times bestselling author of The Lovely Bones, calls Barnhardt’s fourth novel “a wild romp through the South, and therefore the history of our nation, written by an absolute ringmaster of fiction.”

Born in Winston-Salem, N.C., Barnhardt is now a faculty member with North Carolina State University’s Master of Fine Arts program in Creative Writing. His previous novels include Emma Who Saved My Life, Gospel, and Show World. 

About Louisburg College

Related by faith to The United Methodist Church, Louisburg College is the oldest two-year residential college in the nation, and the only one in North Carolina. With a student body of 700 students, over 90 percent of Louisburg graduates continue their education at four-year schools. Learn more at www.louisburg.edu.