Pirates of the North Carolina Coast talk & book Signing

Thursday, August 13
6:30 p.m.

Join author, Jack Fryar, as he disccuses Pirates off our Coast!

In the Golden Age of Piracy, North Carolina’s 300-mile coastline was tailor-made for the sea robbers who preyed on merchant shipping along the North American east coast and in the Caribbean. Full of coves, rivers, creeks and inlets, and with a sparse population and weak central government, Carolina was a refuge for some of the worst of the buccaneer crews. Blackbeard and Bonnet, Rackham, Low, and Lowther, and the female pirates Anne Bonney and Mary Read, all prowled along the Carolina coast. Join historian and author Jack E. Fryar, Jr. at the historic Burgwin-Wright House on August 13, 2015, to learn who the Carolina pirates were, what their lives were like, and how they met their sad and grisly ends.

 About the Author

Jack E. Fryar, Jr. is a life-long resident of southeastern North Carolina, born and raised in Wilmington. A professional writer and publisher since 1994, in 2000, Jack founded Dram Tree Books, a small publishing house whose titles tell the story of North Carolina and the Carolina coast. He has authored/edited twenty-two volumes of North Carolina and Cape Fear history, and is a frequent lecturer for historic groups in the region. He is also the editor and publisher of a new digital magazine, Carolina Chronicles, covering the history of North and South Carolina. The free magazine debuts in September 2015, and can accessed by “liking” the Carolina Chronicles page on Facebook. His historical specialty is colonial North Carolina, particularly during the seventeenth century. Jack has served as a United States Marine, worked as a broadcaster, freelance magazine writer, sports announcer, and book designer. He holds a Masters in History from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where his thesis was on the Charles Town settlement on the Cape Fear River, 1663-1667. Jack is currently working toward a second Masters, this one in Secondary Education. 

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