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Sessoms to speak on author Jill McCorkle

February 13, 2008

Professor Jill Sessoms will discuss the life and works of Southern author Jill McCorkle in the presentation titled "Southern Illusions, Southern Realities: The Works of Jill McCorkle" on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Burroughs and Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach. McCorkle is scheduled to visit the CCU campus March 6 for a public reading.

McCorkle is the author of eight works of fiction, including her most recent book, "Creatures of Habit," a collection of 12 short stories set in a fictional town in North Carolina. She lives in Chapel Hill and teaches at UNC.

Sessom's talk is part "Up for Discussion," a series of presentations by Coastal English faculty held at the museum on a variety of topics.

Sessoms earned a bachelor's degree in English from Atlanta Christian College, a master's degree in English from North Carolina State University and a Ph.D. in composition and rhetoric from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is a past chair of the Department of English and Journalism at Coastal.