TELL ME YOUR NAMES AND I WILL TESTIFY virtual event with the Hamline Midway Library and Carolyn Holbrook

Carolyn Holbrook will host a virtual event with the Hamline Midway Library on Wednesday, February 10 as part of their Fireside Reading Series to discuss her new book, TELL ME YOUR NAMES AND I WILL TESTIFY.
When Feb 10, 2021
from 19:00 PM to 20:00 PM
Where Virtual (more info below)
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The compassionate and redemptive story of a prominent Black woman in the Twin Cities literary community
 Carolyn Holbrook will host a virtual event with the Hamline Midway Library on Wednesday, February 10 at 7:00 p.m. as part of their Fireside Reading Series to discuss her new book, Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify: Essays. Please register here to receive the virtual meeting information.

Once a pregnant sixteen-year-old incarcerated in the Minnesota juvenile justice system, now a celebrated writer, arts activist, and teacher, Carolyn Holbrook has heeded the call to tell the story of her life. In a memoir woven of moments of reckoning, she summons stories born of silence, stories held inside, untold stories stifled by pain or prejudice or ignorance. 

"The memoir of Twin Cities writer Carolyn Holbrook is one of fortitude and resilience. . . . During a time when this country seems to be in the midst of a historic reckoning, Holbrook’s story should be read as more than a memoir. She sets out to personalize and underscore the resilience that goes into surviving and thriving without resources." —Star Tribune

"This ultimately uplifting collection is candid, vibrant and powerful." —Ms. Magazine

"Carolyn Holbrook’s remarkable book testifies to the power of the arts to heal her own life traumas, both historical and more recent. We see and hear her learn to speak up, and to claim space, in a world designed to keep silent or remove people like her." —Resmaa Menakem, author of My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies