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BookPeople presents: T. Geronimo Johnson

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T. GERONIMO JOHNSON - Welcome to Braggsville

Friday, September 11 at 7PM

BookPeople & the New Writers Project Present

PEN/Faulkner Finalist
speaking & signing
Welcome to Braggsville

BookPeople and the New Writers Project at the University of Texas are pleased to present PEN/Faulkner finalist and acclaimed writer T. Geronimo Johnson reading from his novel, now in paperback, Welcome to Braggsville. This dark and socially provocative Southern-fried comedy tells the story of four UC Berkeley students who stage a dramatic protest during a Civil War reenactment. Fierce, funny and unforgettable, this is a literary coming-of-age novel for a new generation. 


Born and raised in New Orleans, T. Geronimo Johnson received his M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and his M.A. in language, literacy, and culture from UC Berkeley. He has taught writing and held fellowships including a Stegner Fellowship and an Iowa Arts Fellowship at Arizona State University, the University of Iowa, UC Berkeley, Western Michigan University, and Stanford. His first novel, Hold It 'Til It Hurts, was a finalist for the 2013 PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction. Johnson is currently a visiting professor at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He lives in Berkeley, California.

Thank you for supproting T. Geronimo Johnson and your local independent bookstore!  

Event date: 
Friday, September 11, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703-5413