FOL - Fall Brunch


Dr. Ashley Oliphant, author of five books, is a recognized expert in subjects ranging from Ernest Hemingway to legendary pirates. A Hemingway scholar, Oliphant has written two books on the subject of Hemingway’s life and work. She has also authored a novel about Key West and a best-selling book on shark tooth hunting that has sold more than 10,000 copies.

Her latest work, “Jean Laffite Revealed,” is co-authored with Beth Yarbrough. As a mother-daughter research team, Oliphant and Yarbrough uncover new evidence that sheds fascinating light on the true fate and secret later life of the legendary pirate.

Oliphant is a retired Pfeiffer University English professor with 20 years of teaching experience in the college classroom that has included courses in freshman composition and American literature. 

Based in North Carolina, she and her family divide their time between various coastal destinations, spending as many hours as possible by the water’s edge.

Beth Yarbrough is a seasoned and successful veteran of the gift and home decor industry, having designed products and licensed her original artwork to the trade for more than 30 years.

Expanding that reach in 2013, she launched two online brands, Southern Voice and Alcott Farm, both of which enjoy a large base of enthusiastic fans across all platforms of social media. With a focus on historic structures throughout the South, Yarbrough photographs and chronicles the architectural history and stories of great houses from Texas to Virginia and all points in between.

In addition to these daily doses of wit, wisdom and beauty online, she continues to oversee an expanding licensing and design business that includes print publishing, home decor and fine art photography.

Note: The presentation is free.  Box lunches are available for $15.

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Thursday October 14
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Pfeiffer University's Friends of the Library present authors Ashley Oliphant and Beth Yarbrough, at the Annual Fall Brunch held, this year, in the Town of New London's Memorial Park.
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Friends of the Library Annual Brunch:
Attend Only
Box Lunch (choose from three sandwiches)