Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Lee Walburn: Just My Type: 50 Years Preserved in Ink

On Friday, February 7th, LaGrange College alumnus and accomplished writer, Lee Walburn (class of '59), returned to our campus in order to promote his new book, Just My Type: 50 Years Preserved in Ink.

Lewis Library held a reception and book signing for faculty, staff, students, and the community to attend.

The line for the book-signing with Lee Walburn

Lee Walburn is not only a LaGrange College alumnus, but also the former editor-in-chief of Atlanta Magazine, a publication that won over 200 awards for excellence during Walburn's 15 year leadership. Currently, Walburn is a columnist for the daily newspaper in Rome, GA.

Terry Kay, LaGrange College alumnus, writer, and close friend of Lee Walburn, was in attendance on Friday, and he delighted the attendees by reading from the student publications he and Walburn composed as students more than 50 years ago. One poem he read was by Blanche Flanders ('59): "In Nova Fert." Flanders was also a collaborator on "Tears and Thunderstorms" the student publication, written by Walburn, Kay, and Flanders, that is still housed in LaGrange College's special collections!

Terry Kay reads his and Lee Walburn's writings from their college days!

Scanned images of Lee Walburn, Terry Kay, and Blanche Flander's student publication!

What's more, as a cancer survivor, Walburn decided that all proceeds from the sale of his new book would go directly to Cancer Navigators, a non-profit organization out of Rome, GA that helps cancer patients and their loved ones navigate the road to recovery.

Check out the LaGrange Daily News Article for more information on the event!

*This post was written by Lindsey Lowry with help from Charlene Baxter and Jacque Hornsby

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