Campbell welcomes daughter of noted North Carolina playwright

Betsy Green Moyer, daughter of North Carolina playwright and outdoor dramatist Paul Green, will be the featured speaker at Campbell University’s Friends of the Library Dinner Friday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m. in The Alumni Room of Marshbanks Dining Hall. The event is open to the public. Best-known for his outdoor drama, “The Lost Colony,” Paul Green won the Pulitzer Prize in 1927 for “In Abraham’s Bosom,” a play depicting the plight of the American Negro in the South. He also created a new dramatic form, the symphonic drama, a particular form of historical play usually set on the very sight depicted in the action. As the Friends of the Library speaker, Betsy Moyer will discuss her famous father’s works and her memories of him. A well-known photographer in her own right, Betsy Green Moyer lives in Wayland, Mass., where she studied nature photography at nearby DeCordova Museum. She has traveled to numerous U.S. wildlife refuges and national parks to gather images. She has completed a book, “Paul Green’s Plant Book: An Alphabet of Flowers and Folklore,” based on folklore and stories written by her father and illustrated with photographs by Moyer. The original book was written shortly before Green’s death in 1981 and includes approximately 300 entries. For more information on how to become a member of Campbell University’s Friends of the Library or to attend the annual dinner meeting on Friday, Sept. 29, contact Mrs. Linda Martin at (910) 893-1460 or (800) 334-4111, ext. 1460.Photo Copy: Betsy Green Moyer, nature photographer and daughter of the late Paul Green, will be the featured speaker at Campbell University’s annual Friends of the Library dinner.

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