Tudor England by local author, Anne Clinard Barnhill

Wednesday, September 28
6:00 p.m.

About the talk

Anne Clinard Barnhill will discuss the culture of the English Renaissance as expressed through the clothing of the day.  Status, class, power, politics and even laws were affected by the clothing worn by the Tudors and their courtiers.  Ms. Barnhill will demonstrate the various parts of a typical upper-class ladies' outfit as she wears her own Tudor costume created for her by Becky Nestor, a seamstress from Cary.  Ms. Barnhill's novels, “ At the Mercy of the Queen” and” Queen Elizabeth’s Daughter,” set in Tudor England, will also be discussed and will be available for purchase.

About the Author

Barnhill has written two books other than her historical novels; “At Home in the Land of Oz”,  about growing up with her autistic sister and “What You Long For”, a short story collection.  Her work has received various grants and awards, most recently a Regional Artist Grant from the New Hanover Arts Council. Married thirty-eight years, she has raised three sons, and is a grandmother who loves to play Army with her 9 year-old grandson.  She has taught writing in a variety of venues including Guilford College, the UNC-G community outreach, the Center for Creative Leadership and privately. Currently, she is at work on a novel set in West Virginia in the 1880's.

Admission: $5 donations per guest are welcome

For more information, please call 910-762-0570 or e-mail info@burgwinwrighthouse.com


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