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Book Reading of ” A Hard Rain” by author Frye Gaillard
May 31 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT$25
Tickets $25 (ticket price includes a signed copy of “A Hard Rain”) Reservations 251-367-4599.
Frye Gaillard is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 published works on Southern history and culture, including A Hard Rain: America in the 1960s (NewSouth Books, 2018); Watermelon Wine; Cradle of Freedom: Alabama and the Movement that Changed America; The Books That Mattered: A Reader’s Memoir; Journey to the Wilderness: War, Memory, and a Southern Family’s Civil War Letters; and, most recently, Go South to Freedom. The Slave Who Went to Congress, an illustrated children’s book co-authored with Marti Rosner, is due out from NewSouth Books in 2019.
Writer-in-residence at the University of South Alabama, he has written extensively on Southern race relations, politics, and culture. He is a former Southern Editor at The Charlotte Observer, where he covered Charlotte’s landmark school desegregation controvery, the ill-fated ministry of televangelist Jim Bakker, the funeral of Elvis Presley, and the presidency of Jimmy Carter.
Gaillard is John Egerton Scholar in Residence at the Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi. His many awards received include the Clarence Cason Award for Nonfiction Writing, the Lillian Smith Book Award, and the Eugene Current-Garcia Award For Distinction in Literary Scholarship.