TELL ME YOUR NAMES AND I WILL TESTIFY virtual event with the Lake Agassiz Regional Library and Carolyn Holbrook

Carolyn Holbrook will join a virtual event with the Lake Agassiz Regional Library on Tuesday, February 1 for a reading and discussion of her recent book, TELL ME YOUR NAMES AND I WILL TESTIFY.
When Feb 01, 2022
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 communityCarolyn Holbrook will join a virtual event with the Lake Agassiz Regional Library on Tuesday, February 1 at 7:00 p.m. for a reading and discussion of her recent book, Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify: Essays. On the day of the event, access the Zoom meeting here.

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. 

"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

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

"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