Dr. Henry Malcolm McCarthy: Tells His Story
Wednesday, March 13, 3-4:00 p.m.
Special Collections and Archives Research Room (ZSR Library Room 625, 6th Floor, Reynolds Wing)

McCarthy, educator, poet, actor, and host of Poets and Writers WEHC 90.7 will share about his life and experiences for a Special Collections & Archives presentation. He is a resident of Winston-Salem, NC and Abingdon, VA.

He spent his childhood in the mountains of East Tennessee and Western North Carolina and later moved to the Piedmont where he grew up playing ball and being influenced by Wake Forest University. McCarthy will share stories about the over 350 interviews he has conducted for Poets and Writers (with Ivy Sheppard) primarily from the Southeast including Barbara Kingsolver, Pat Conroy, and Wake Forest personalities Edwin and Emily Wilson. McCarthy’s latest book of poems is Never read a how to book: Poems by Henry McCarthy.

A reception will follow in the Special Collections and Archives Classroom (ZSR Library 624), along with a popup exhibit featuring items from Henry’s donated collection. This event will be recorded and available on our website.