Nancy Peacock to read on Tuesday, November 12, 7 p.m.

North Carolina author Nancy Peacock will read from her work on Tuesday, November 12, at 7 p.m. in Harris 214. The event is sponsored by Meredith’s Department of English. The event is free and open to the public.

Peacock is the author of A Broom of One’s Own: Words on Writing, Housecleaning, and Life.  Part writing guide and part memoir, A Broom of One’s Own is a collection of personal essays recounting Peacock’s transformation from maid to writer and teacher. Her novels include Life Without Water, chosen as a New York Times Editor’s Choice Book, Home Across the Road, and most recently, The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson.

Peacock lives in Hillsborough, N.C., and runs workshops in her studio, as well as coaching writers privately. To read the first chapters of Peacock’s novels, and to explore her offered classes, including a free prompts class held once a month in Chapel Hill, please visit

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