Author Carolyn Holbrook will appear virtually to share about her career in writing, her experience writing her memoir (Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify) and about helping others tell their stories. Carolyn Holbrook is a writer, educator and longtime advocate for the healing power of the arts.
Once a pregnant sixteen-year-old incarcerated in the Minnesota juvenile system, Carolyn has become a celebrated writer, arts activist and teacher and has heeded the call to tell the story of her life. Her memoir in essays, Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify (U of M Press, 2020), won the 2021 Minnesota Book Award for memoir and nonfiction, and was an honoree for the 2021 Society of Midland Authors Literary Award in Biography & Memoir.
This event is made possible thanks to funding from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund and will be offered virtually at larl.org/carolynholbrook. A recording of the event will be available until February 15, 2022.