blackbirdonline journalSpring 2019  Vol. 18 No. 1
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A Reading by T. Geronimo Johnson
captured September 6, 2018

On September 6, 2018, T. Geronimo Johnson read from his novel Welcome to Braggsville (HarperCollins, 2015) at the James Cabell Branch Library as part of the VCU Visiting Writers Series. He also read an excerpt from a work in progress. Johnson was a finalist for the 2013 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for his novel Hold It ’Til It Hurts (Coffee House Press, 2012) and was long-listed for the 2015 National Book Award for Welcome to Braggsville.

Note: The Johnson reading includes answers to audience questions that are omitted because the Blackbird audience capture was inaudible, though Johnson’s answers are self-explanatory. Finally, for clarity, Johnson begins his reading in the middle of a scene, without any formal introduction to the text.  

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