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Watauga County author, Maryrose Carroll, will be speaking to the Chapel Hill Public Library on “Censorship in American Literature.” Her first book, Beats Me, Love, Poetry, Censorship from Chicago to Appalachia, an award-winning book featured a famous case where the Post Office impounded the magazine published by her late husband, Paul Carroll. Big Table Magazine had been born as a result of conflict at the University of Chicago. In 1959, it contained work by Jack Kerouac and serial installments of Naked Lunch before that writing was published as a book. Maryrose will also present the recent Watauga controversy about The House of the Spirits and its attempted censorship at Watauga High School. This program at Chapel Hill is sponsored by the Road Scholars of the NC Humanities Council. Maryrose has just had her poetry, Conversations with a Dead Lover, published by Finishing Line Press.


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