USCL hosts book signing for Claud

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By The Staff

 University of South Carolina Lancaster

Medford Library at the University of South Carolina Lancaster will host author Mary Ann Medford Claud as she signs and reads from her  new novel, “The Dancin’ Man” at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 4.

A Lancaster native and daughter of WIlliam Medford, for whom the library is named, Claud now lives in Tryon, N.C., with her husband, Olin Sansbury.

A graduate of Converse College, Claud has attended writing courses at Duke and VCU and has taught adult education classes in Southern literature and creative writing.  

She has been a published writer for three decades and has written art and music reviews,  as well as travel pieces and features for various regional and national specialty magazines. She is also a former front page columnist for the The Times News in Hendersonville, N.C., and traveled the highways and back roads of western North Carolina, talking and listening to the people who make the area unique. 

An avid reader with a special interest in the literature of the south, “The Dancin’ Man” is Claud’s very  first novel. 

The Dancin’ Man is a family saga that covers multiple generations from the 1950’s to the 1980’s. 

It’s a story about relationships, both familial and business. 

The story centers around working class Ted who marries Virginia and into her rich, southern, textile company-owning family. 

When Virginia’s mother (head of the company) dies, people’s true natures and desires come out.


Want to go?

WHO: A book signing and reading of “The Dancin’ Man” by author Mary Ann Medford Claud

WHEN: 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 4

WHERE: Medford Library at the University of South Carolina Lancaster, 476 Hubbard Drive


INFORMATION: (803) 313-7008