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University to celebrate author of “The Secret Garden,” and ties to East Tennessee

Penny Deupree

(Nov. 6, 2015) – Carson-Newman University invites the public to “Celebrating Frances Hodgson Burnett: An Evening with Penny Deupree” on Nov. 16. The event is sponsored by the University’s Appalachian Cultural Center.

This year marks the 150th anniversary of famed author Frances Hodgson Burnett’s arrival to New Market, Tennessee from Manchester England. Burnett is best known for her beloved books “The Secret Garden,” “A Little Princess” and “Little Lord Fauntleroy.”

Deupree, the evening’s guest speaker, is the great-granddaughter of the acclaimed novelist. The event will feature Deupree sharing family memories, photos, mementos and insights into the celebrated author.

We are honored to celebrate the legacy of Frances Hodgson Burnett with Penny Deupree,” said Dr. Jennifer Hall, director of the Appalachian Cultural Center. “We celebrate her as an adopted daughter of Appalachia and hope this evening will encourage others to explore how Appalachia’s culture and beauty influenced both her and her beloved works.”

Free and open to the public, the 7 p.m. event will be held in Carson-Newman’s Appalachian Cultural Center. The Center is located on Russell Avenue on the University’s campus. Seating is limited.

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