Author Rick Bragg heads Southern lecture series
If you are passionate about the South and would like an inside look at American literature, you should attend the first installment of the Southern Lit Alliance’s South Bound distinguished lecture series with Rick Bragg this Thursday beginning at 4 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center.
Bragg will be speaking on—and reading from—his new collection of essays entitled My Southern Journey, which has been called by one critic, “more than a love song to the South…[it’s] an examination of its soul and a memory book.”
The lecture series is designed to showcase both rising and established authors, and this Alabama-born native is a great choice to kick off the series. Bragg is a well-seasoned author, reporter, and now writing professor at The University of Alabama.
He won the James Beard Award for Distinguished Writing and his novel All Over But the Shoutin’ was a New York Times bestseller. He has had three bestselling memoirs and just recently published book of essays focusing on nostalgia and the heart of the South.
The lecture will start off with a “happy hour” meet-and-greet with Bragg for those that have VIP tickets, then a book signing at 5 p.m., and at 6 p.m. he will begin a reading from My Southern Journey.
Go grab a book for signing and head over to Bessie Smith Cultural Center this Thursday for an informative, Southern slice of literature.