blackbirdonline journalFall 2020  Vol. 19  No. 2
an online journal of literature and the arts
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A Conversation between Larry I. Palmer and Jeffrey Blount

On September 10, 2020, James Branch Cabell Library hosted a virtual conversation between Larry I. Palmer and Jeffrey Blount. Palmer, a Richmond-based writer and retired law professor, and Blount, a director and novelist, discuss Palmer’s book Scholarship Boy: Meditations on Family and Race, a memoir in which Palmer illustrates the ways his sibling relationships shaped him as he was also being molded by his elite education. Palmer and Blount examine how Palmer’s journey from being the “next-to-the-baby” of his family into adulthood reveals the personal and often hidden costs of cultural migration.  bug