Author and Storyteller Alice Osborn Visits SCC Campus

 Talk About It Lecture Series

Pictured standing by the Let’s Talk About It lecture series book display located in the Learning Resource Center,
from left to right: Dr. Myra Furr, Vice President of Student Services and Dean of Students, Melissa Giblin, Alice Osborn, and Joel Ferdon.


Author, storyteller, and editor Alice Osborn recently presented at Stanly Community College (SCC) for the Let’s Talk About It lecture series, a library discussion series that brings scholars, students, and community members together to explore how selected books, films, and poetry illuminate a particular theme. Ms. Osborn was the first of five scholars to present for the lecture series titled The Journey Inward: Women’s Autobiography.

During the evening discussions, scholar Alice Osborn conversed about the book One Writer’s Beginnings by Eudora Welty, and encouraged guests to exchange their thoughts and ideas. Special guest Melissa Giblin, Programs Coordinator for the North Carolina Humanities Council, was present for the evening’s dialogue. SCC is committed to bringing excellent scholars to campus to interact with students, faculty and staff, and the local community to provide a vibrant educational experience for all.

Scholar Julie Cartner is scheduled for the next session on September 12, at 6:00 p.m., and will present the book titled Letters of a Woman Homesteader, by Elinore Pruitt Stewart. The session will be held at the Learning Resource Center (library), Snyder Building, Albemarle campus. The session is free to attend, but reservations are required as books are limited. For more information or to make your reservations, please contact Joel Ferdon, SCC’s Director of Library Services, at (704) 991-0261 or, or visit

This project is made possible by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.