X
View our current Customer Support status
  View site in English, Español, or Français
The fair-trade ticketing company.
Sign Me Up!  |  Log In
 
Find An Event Create Your Event Help
 
Speaker Series: Roxana Robinson
Charleston Library Society
Charleston, SC
Share this event:
Get Tickets
There are no active dates for this event.


Event

Speaker Series: Roxana Robinson
Mon. Nov 18 | 6:00PM
Speaker Series: Roxana Robinson
$5 members, $10 guests

In Dawsons Fall, a novel based on the lives of Roxana Robinsons great-grandparents, we see America at its most fragile time. Set in 1889, in Charleston, S.C., Robinsons tale covers her familys journals and letters with a novelists narrative grace, and spans the life of her tragic hero, Frank Dawson, editor of the Charleston News and Courier, as he attempts to navigate the countrys new political and moral landscape.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
A cinematic Reconstruction-era drama of violence and fraught moral reckoning

In Dawsons Fall, a novel based on the lives of Roxana Robinsons great-grandparents, we see America at its most fragile, fraught, and malleable. Set in 1889, in Charleston, South Carolina, Robinsons tale weaves her familys journal entries and letters with a novelists narrative grace, and spans the life of her tragic hero, Frank Dawson, as he attempts to navigate the countrys new political, social, and moral landscape.

Dawson, a man of fierce opinions, came to this country as a young Englishman to fight for the Confederacy in a war he understood as a conflict over states rights. He later became the editor of the Charleston News and Courier, finding a platform of real influence in the editorial column and emerging as a voice of the New South. With his wife and two children, he tried to lead a life that adhered to his staunch principles: equal rights, rule of law, and nonviolence, unswayed by the caprices of popular opinion. But he couldnt control the political whims of his readers. As he wrangled diligently in his columns with questions of citizenship, equality, justice, and slavery, his newspaper rapidly lost readership, and he was plagued by financial worries. Nor could Dawson control the whims of the heart: his Swiss governess became embroiled in a tense affair with a drunkard doctor, which threatened to stain his familys reputation. In the end, Dawsona man in many ways representative of the country at this timewas felled by the very violence he vehemently opposed.

Location

Charleston Library Society (View)
164 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401
United States

Categories

Arts > Literary

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

Contact


Contact us
Email
support@brownpapertickets.com
Phone
1-800-838-3006 (Temporarily Unavailable)
Resources
Careers
Developers
Help
Ticket Buyers
Track Your Order
Browse Events
Locations
Event Producers
Create an Event
Pricing
Services
Buy Pre-Printed Tickets
The Venue List
Find out about local events
Get daily or weekly email notifications of new and discounted events in your neighborhood.
Sign up for local events
Connect with us
Follow us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on Instagram
Watch us on YouTube
Read our blog
Get to know us
Use of this service is subject to the Terms of Usage, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy of Brown Paper Tickets. All rights reserved. © 2000-2022 Mobile EN ES FR