Award-Winning Journalist To Speak at Jeff State
Red Mountain Reading Series presents award-winning journalist and Jefferson State graduate, Lawayne Childrey, on Monday, November 2 at 12:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room (1st Floor) Health Sciences Building on the Shelby-Hoover Campus.
Childrey will read from his memoir, Peeling Back the Layers, which tells the true story of “a troubled black, gay youth in the Deep South [who] fights through addiction, a devastating diagnosis and despair to reach the heights of success in journalism” (Press Release).
He has received the Edward R. Murrow Award for Journalism and numerous awards from the Mississippi AP Broadcasters. He currently resides in Hermitage, TN, where he works as a national voice over artist, HIV/AIDS activist and motivational speaker.
Please make plans to join us for the reading. It is free and open to all. There will be a reception and book signing afterwards. For information, contact Sharon Lovinguth at [email protected] or (205) 807-7627.