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Two Wings Take Flight: Writers, Poets, Scholars, and Artists Reflect on Randall Kenan’s South


Please click on the image above to view the video of this event dedicated to  our beloved colleague and friend Randall Kenan.


Homegoing: A Celebration of the Life of Randall Kenan


photo of professor randall kenan with link to memorial video

Please click on the video above to view the memorial event dedicated to celebrating the life of our beloved colleague and friend Randall Kenan.

The department has established the Randall Kenan Memorial Fund in honor of Professor Randall Kenan’s extraordinary legacy as an author and his passion for bringing fellow writers to Carolina. The fund will carry his name forward as it enhances the mission of the Writer-in-Residence program, continuing visits of distinguished writers to our campus for years to come.

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