On May 9th, our Lunch-N-Learn program will be given by noted travel author Tom Poland. He will discuss his recent book, "Classic Carolina Road Trips." Bring your lunch and the AHC will provide drinks and dessert. The book will be available for purchase in our gift shop. This event is free to AHC, NAAG, and NACAC members and $5 to non-members. Please RSVP to the AHC.
Tom Poland is the author of twelve books and more than 1,500 magazine features and columns. A Southern writer, his work has appeared in magazines throughout the South. Tom grew up in Lincoln County, Georgia, where four English teachers gave him a love for language. People first came to know Tom’s work in South Carolina Wildlife magazine, where he wrote features and served as managing editor.
Among his recent books are Classic Carolina Road Trips from Columbia, Georgialina, A Southland, As We Knew It, and his and Robert Clark’s latest volume of Reflections of South Carolina, Vol. 2. Swamp Gravy, Georgia’s Official Folk Life Drama, staged his play, Solid Ground in 2011 and 2012.
He writes a weekly column for newspapers and journals in Georgia and South Carolina about the South, its people, traditions, lifestyle, and changing culture and speaks often to groups across South Carolina and Georgia.
Tom earned a BA in Journalism and a Masters in Media at the University of Georgia. He lives in Columbia, South Carolina where he writes about Georgialina—his name for eastern Georgia and South Carolina.