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Portrait of Carson McCullers
Carson McCullers, author of A Member of the Wedding

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Carson McCullers Was Born
February 19, 1917

McCullers went to New York City at the age of 17 to study music. In 1937, she married writer Reeves McCullers. They divorced a few years later, but married each other again in 1945.

In 1946 she wrote about a motherless 13-year-old girl named Frankie. When her brother marries, Frankie wants to go with him on his honeymoon. The book, A Member of the Wedding, was made into a stage play in 1950 and into a film in 1952. Even though she was paralyzed on the left side of her body at the age of 29, that didn't stop Carson McCullers from writing many stories. What have you experienced in your life that you can write about?

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