Duke University will celebrate the life of Reynolds Price, acclaimed author and Duke English professor, at 2 p.m. May 19 in Duke Chapel.
Price, one of the South's most renowned literary voices, died Jan. 20 at 77 after more than 50 years on the Duke faculty. Price found fame in 1962 with his first novel, "A Long and Happy Life." In the mid-'80s, spinal cancer left him a paraplegic, yet he became more prolific, writing fiction, poetry, memoirs, essays and plays.
Duke's celebration will include readings, performances and reminiscences by colleagues, former students and friends. The event is open to the public, but if you can't make it to Durham, you can watch a live webcast at www.ustream.tv/dukeuniversity.