Pfeiffer University Friends of the Library welcomes Dr. Jim Gulledge to its annual fall brunch and author event. Dr. Gulledge, Director of Academic Support Services & Assistant Professor of Development Studies at Pfeiffer, will present his novel, "A Poor Man's Supper” on Wed., Nov. 8, at 10 a.m. The event will take place on the Misenheimer campus in the Stokes Student Center Community Room.
The novel is the story of Vancie Keller, a young woman trying to survive on her mother’s failing farm in the rugged mountains of North Carolina. The course of her life is altered by the arrival of two men, Josiah Buckland and Jagger Hill, who settle in the nearby town of Tugaloo. Vancie, Josiah and Jagger could never imagine how their lives would eventually collide in climatic encounters in this small, isolated community.
Dr. Gulledge was shaped by his large, Southern family and was taught at an early age never to let facts get in the way of a good story. Much of his own story has been lived out in the small village of Misenheimer. As a young man, Dr. Gulledge chose to attend Pfeiffer where he met his wife, Linda. He has now worked at Pfeiffer for the past thirty years. The passions of his academic life are helping young people in their life journeys and teaching a course every other year on the works of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Dr. Gulledge was prepared for his career by earning a B.A. in Christian Education from Pfeiffer, an M.A. in English from Clemson University, and a DMin. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts.
Reservations are required by Nov. 1 for the brunch and discussion. To purchase tickets for $15 or become a Friends of the Library member, visit: https://community.pfeiffer.edu/fol. Proceeds from tickets and memberships support the G.A. Pfeiffer Libraries. For more information or to order tickets by phone, call 704-463-3034.