author of A Boy Named Boy

Saturday, Oct. 29, 9:30am – 12:30pm (±11am)

A native of rural Hamstead North Carolina, Earl S. Braggs has taught English at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga for many years. He is a well-known poet with 14 poetry collections to his name, the most recent of which are Obama’s Children and Walking Back From Woodstock. He will read from his debut memoir A Boy Named Boy, which has been described as a “complex jazz memoir of growing up black and poor in rural North Carolina.”

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