Irvin S. Cobb: Renowned Journalist, Popular Author of Short Fiction, and Always Paducah’s Native Son, presented by Andrew Halford, Professor Emeritus, West Kentucky Community and Technical College.
In June 2014, Paducah will celebrate the 138th Anniversary of the birth of Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb, one of Paducah’s most famous native sons. Actually, Cobb wrote, “I would rather be born a homeless orphan in Paducah, Kentucky, than duly certified twins anywhere else on earth.” Important words for this journalist who covered WWI with some of the best first hand reports from behind German lines and who was the most popular writer of short fiction, often in competition with F. Scott Fitzgerald. He never forgot his Paducah roots.
Join Andrew Halford, Professor Emeritus, West Kentucky Community and Technical College, on June 26, 2014 7:00 p.m. for this celebration of the life and accomplishments of Irvin S. Cobb.
Halford became a Cobb enthusiast in 1972 when he began a journey with Dr. Wayne Chatterton who was gathering local material for what is the only literary appraisal of Cobb.
This event is sponsored by the McCracken County Public Library
All programs are free and open to the public.
For more information, visit www.mclib.net or call 270-442-2510, ext. 119