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Idaho Humanities Council hosts Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Rick Bragg in Idaho Falls

March 7, 2012 | By Federal/State Partnership Staff

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Rick Bragg will speak at the Idaho Humanities Council's 5th Annual Eastern Idaho Distinguished Humanities Lecture and Dinner on Thursday, April 5, 2012. Tickets are available for the event online or by calling IHC at 888-345-5346. General tickets are $35; Benefactor tickets are $70 and include an invitation to a pre-dinner reception with Bragg and close-up seating at the dinner and lecture.

The topic of Bragg's talk will be "Writing in Color: the Art of Telling Stories." He will speak about his own family's storytelling traditions, as well as the storytelling traditions of Alabama and the south.

Rick Bragg is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of three best-selling memoirs about his family and the working class people of the foothills of the Appalachains, All Over but the Shoutin', Ava's Man, and The Prince of Frogtown. He has also authored a collection of his newspaper stories, Somebody Told Me, and a biography of Iraq War veteran Jessica Lynch, I'm a Solider, Too. In October 2009, he published The Most They Ever Had, a collection of his stories about mill workers in Alabama.

Since 2008 IHC has brought top historians and authors to Idaho Falls for this annual event. Previous speakers include presidential biographer Robert Dallek (2008), Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (2009), Western American historian Elliott West (2010), and National Book Award winner TIm Egan (2011).

 

For more information on this event, please visit the Idaho Humanities Council website.