University of South Carolina

Author Adam David Miller to give lecture

In celebration of Black History Month, South Carolina native and author Adam David Miller will speak at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Carolina Ballroom at the Inn at USC. A book signing and reception are planned afterward.

His appearance is sponsored by the University of South Carolina’s African American Studies Program, the Institute for Southern Studies and Preston Residential College.

Miller’s lecture, titled “Exile to Odyssey,” will feature readings from his book, “Ticket to Exile,” a gripping account of his forced departure from Orangeburg in 1941 and his new volume of poetry, “The Sky is a Page.”

Miller, 88, has led a remarkable life and career including serving in the United States Navy from 1942-1946, earning a master’s degree in English from the University of California at Berkeley and teaching English for 21 years at Laney College in Oakland, Calif. He has published four books of poetry, including one of the first collections of modern African-American poetry, and a memoir about growing up in the Jim Crow South, “Ticket to Exile.”

For more information about the Adam David Miller lecture and reading, contact Tiffany Florvil at

'Exile to Odyssey'

  • What: Lecture, sponsored by African American Studies Program, Institute for Southern Studies and Preston Residential College.
  • Who: South Carolina native Adam David Miller, author of “Ticket to Exile,” to deliver lecture
  • When: Monday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m.
  • Where: Carolina Ballroom, the Inn at USC

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Posted: 02/18/11 @ 5:20 PM | Updated: 02/18/11 @ 5:25 PM | Permalink