Karen Vuranch Portraying Author Pearl S. Buck In Living History Presentation At Concord University

For Immediate Release: 
Jan 11 2017

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312, news@concord.edu

www.concord.edu

 

After 4 p.m.

pitzer@concord.edu

304-384-5211

 

KAREN VURANCH PORTRAYING AUTHOR PEARL S. BUCK

IN LIVING HISTORY PRESENTATION AT CONCORD UNIVERSITY

 

 

ATHENS, W.Va.  – Concord University Instructor of Communication Arts Karen Vuranch will portray celebrated author Pearl S. Buck in a living history presentation at the J. Frank Marsh Library on Concord’s Athens campus on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.  The performance will be held from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. on the Library’s mezzanine. Along with teaching at Concord, Vuranch is a professional actress, storyteller, writer and historian.

Buck, who was born in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, lived in China for many years. A prolific writer, she published over 100 novels, 73 short stories and more than 200 articles. She also translated books from Chinese into English and produced 16 films. This considerable body of work often deals with conflicts that arise when Eastern and Western cultures meet.

She was also a social activist and humanitarian, speaking out on a number of causes, including civil rights, women’s rights and children’s causes. Buck won the Pulitzer Prize with her novel “The Good Earth” and was the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.

As Pearl S. Buck, Karen Vuranch relates the Asian culture through the eyes of an American woman living in China. This presentation is a moving portrayal of one of the important women of the 20th century.

There is no admission charge for the performance. The Concord campus community and the general public are invited to attend. For additional information contact Karen Vuranch at kvuranch@concord.edu or 304-384-5259.

 

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Karen Vuranch as Pearl S. Buck

 

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