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Jack Tales with Orville Hicks in Wilson Library, April 28

Storyteller Orville Hicks will perform several Jack tales, including “Jack and the Heifer Hide” and “Jack and the Giants,” on April 28 in the Wilson Special Collections Library.


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Jack tales include fairy tales, legends, and nursery rhymes. They feature “Jack,” an archetypal hero who usually prevails through cleverness and tricks despite his laziness.

Hicks, a native of North Carolina, is the recipient of the 2007 North Carolina Heritage Award.

Hicks’s performance celebrates the opening of the exhibition Corruption of the Innocents: Controversies about Children’s Popular Literature, in Wilson Library. Undergraduate students enrolled in Prof. Laurie Langbauer’s English 295 class, Popular Forms of Children’s Literature, curated the exhibition with the assistance of Wilson Library staff.

The selection of Hicks helps to highlight a rare copy of The History of Jack and the Giants, which the Rare Book Collection purchased for use in the student-curated exhibit.

Corruption of the Innocents will be on view through August 7 in the Melba Remig Saltarelli Exhibit Room.

Event Information
Orville Hicks, Jack Tale Teller
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Exhibition viewing at 5:00 p.m.; program at 5:30 p.m.
Melba Remig Saltarelli Exhibit Room and Pleasants Family Assembly Room
Wilson Special Collections Library
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Free and open to the public
Information: Liza Terll, Friends of the Library, (919) 548-1203

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