Elaine Neil Orr, "Swimming Between Worlds"
The Regulator is happy to welcome Elaine Neil Orr (A Different Sun) for a reading and signing of her new book, Swimming Between Worlds -- a Southern coming-of-age novel that sets three very different young people against the tumultuous years of the American civil rights movement.
Elaine Neil Orr is professor of English at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, where she teaches world literature and creative writing. Author of A Different Sun, two scholarly books, and the memoir Gods of Noonday: A White Girl's African Life. She has received awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. In 2016, she was Kathryn Stripling Byer writer-in-residence at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia. She was born and raised in Nigeria; the American South is her second home. Visit her website at elaineneilorr.com