Madison: A Gary Carden Monologue

First name: 
Gary
Last name: 
Carden
Friday, April 26, 2013 - 3:00pm

A GARY CARDEN MONOLOGUE CELEBRATES THE LIFE OF ROBERT LEE MADISON

Once again it is our pleasure to announce the performance of a Gary Carden Monologue.  On Friday, April 26, 2013, at 7:00 PM, Gary, assisted by Pam Meister, Curator of the Mountain Heritage Center at WCU. will present "Madison" on the UUFF Stage.  This is the life story of  Dr. Robert Lee Madison who in the 1880's promoted the idea of a school that would train teachers for the mountain schools.  His idea progressed from the very small Cullowhee Academy to the Western Carolina University that we know today.
 
There are not many families in this Western Region of North Carolina who have not been impacted in some way by the presence of Western Carolina University.  Either they had family members who attended the University or were taught by a teacher who graduated from WCU. 
 
This presentation will honor two important men in our intellectual life.  Gary Carden, who is a member of our Fellowship, in 2012 received the highest honor the Governor and the State of North Carolina can bestow inthe Literary Arts.   This monologue was written to honor Dr. Robert Lee Madison, whose guidance and persistence made possible a university education for the Appalachian Mountain population.  
 
Tickets available at the Franklin Chamber of Commerce  828/524-3161 - 828/524-6777- 828/369-8658
 
Virginia Wilson, Event Co-ordinator