Janet L. McCoy


AUBURN -- Auburn University's Center for the Arts and Humanities has several scheduled programs at Pebble Hill in early November that will feature the works of writers and artists. They include:

** Nov. 1 -- Exhibitions of paintings Natalyn Havenick Rose of Auburn. Her paintings will remain on display until Nov. 17. There will be a reception for Rose, an AU graduate, on Nov. 1, at 4 p.m. at Pebble Hill.

Traveling extensively as a child and adult, Rose says the issue of place is important in the development and substance of her imagery. "I work in a conventional way creating the image from direct observation, memory and photographs," she says.

The exhibition will be open from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. ** Nov. 6 -- First-time novelist Charlotte Miller of Opelika, author of Behold, This Dreamer, will discuss her book at 4 p.m.

Miller, who has been compared to Erskine Caldwell, is an AU graduate with a degree in business administration. Her book was published by NewSouth Books.

"Everyone said that it was impossible to make a living as a writer," the certified public accountant says. "You have to do something else in order to pay the bills, and write for yourself."

** Nov. 7 -- Southern English expert Michael Montgomery, a professor at the University of South Carolina will speak at 7 p.m. on the language and speech patterns of the American South.

His lecture is co-sponsored by the Department of English, the College of Liberal Arts, the Special Lectures Fund and the William T. Smith Distinguished Professor Fund from the Department of Curriculum and Teaching.

** Nov. 12-13 -- Quilt historian Bets Ramsey of Nashville, Tenn.,will present two programs. The Nov. 12 program -- from 2 p.m.-4 p.m., will be a workshop on documenting family quilts. The 4 p.m. program on Nov. 13 will be a lecture on quilts, diaries and Southern history. The program will be based on her books, Southern Quilts: Surviving Relics of the Civil War, Old and New Quilt Patterns in the Southern Tradition and The Quilts of Tennessee: Images of Domestic Life Prior to 1930. Ramsey's visit is co-sponsored by the Cotton Boll Quilters Guild.

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CONTACT: Jay Lamar, associate director of AU's CA&H, 334/844-4946.