Radford Reads Program with Author Bren McClain
Venue: Radford Public Library, Radford
Organizations: Bren McClain
Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Event Types: Speaking Engagements
Cost: Free
Radford Public Library presents a Radford Reads Program on Zoom with Author Bren McClain on Thursday, April 15, 2021.

Bren McClain is the author of "One Good Mama Bone" and is the 2017 Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction and the 2019 Patricia Winn Award for Southern Literature.

Bren McClain is a writer, who never gave up. After winning a handful of awards over the last two decades for novel excerpts and short stories, her literary novel, "One Good Mama Bone", found a home with Pat Conroy's Story River Books. The novel is long-listed for the 2018 Crook's Corner Book Prize, received a starred review in "Booklist," named a winter Okra pick by the Southeastern Independent Booksellers Alliance and made a Pulpwood Queens selection for May.

"Deep South" magazine included it in its recommended list of upcoming Fall/Winter books. Bren is a two-time winner of the South Carolina Fiction Project and the recipient of the 2005 Fiction Fellowship by the South Carolina Arts Commission. She is at work on her next novel, "Took" which was named the gold medal winner for the 2016 William Faulkner -William Wisdom Novel-in-Progress.

Bren McClain was born and raised in Anderson, South Carolina, on a beef cattle and grain farm. She has a degree in English from Furman University.



Admission is free and all are welcome.

The Zoom Meeting ID: 842 0467 0225
Passcode: 216733

To view the event flyer, visit: https://imgur.com/khTbivD.

For more information, visit: https://www.radfordva.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=2534 or https://www.facebook.com/radford.public.library or call 540-731-3621 or email Elizabeth.sensabaugh@radfordva.gov if you have any questions.
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