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Poets through the Mirror of Memoir

October 1, 2022 @ 11:00 AM 12:00 PM

Carreker Hall at First Baptist Church of Decatur, 308 Clairemont Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

Poet Kendra Allen brings us the arresting and one-of-a-kind memoir Fruit Punch, about the alternately exultant and harrowing trip she experienced growing up as a Black child desperate to create a clear reality for herself in this country.

Pushcart prize-winning poet and professor,  Ravi Shankar’s memoir Correctional dives into his unexpected encounters with law and order through the lenses of race, class, privilege, and his bicultural upbringing as the first and only son of South Indian immigrants.  

Moderator Denene Millner is a six-time New York Times best-selling author, Emmy Award-nominated TV show host and award-winning journalist who has written 31 books. Denene’s upcoming novel, One Blood debuts in 2023. 

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