Best-Selling Novelist To Continue Lee University’s Writer’s Festival

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - by Olivia Webb, Lee University
Robert Morgan
Robert Morgan

Lee University’s Writer’s Festival will continue with best-selling novelist Robert Morgan on Thursday, Mar. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Rose Lecture Hall, in Lee’s Helen DeVos College of Education. 

“We are so glad that Robert Morgan is coming to Lee to give a reading for students and the general public,” said Dr. William Woolfitt, assistant professor of creative writing at Lee. “His fiction is richly influenced by the Pentecostal and Baptist churches he attended in the mountains of North Carolina as a boy. He reminds us that stories have the power to deepen our faith and our empathy.” 

Mr. Morgan has authored numerous novels, biographies, and collections of poetry. In addition to selling over 2 million copies, his novel, “Gap Creek,” was an Oprah’s Book Club selection, a New York Times best-seller, and the Appalachian Writers Association’s Book of the Year. His novel, “Chasing the North Star,” won the Southern Book Award for Historical Fiction in 2017. 

His other novels include “Brave Enemies,” “This Rock,” and “The Truest Pleasure.” 

Mr. Morgan has taught at Cornell University since 1971. He earned his master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and his bachelor’s degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

This event is free, non-ticketed, and open to the public.

For more information, contact Lee’s Language and Literature Department at 614-8210 or


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