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2022 Word Festival Author Event
October 22 @ 7:00 pm
The 2022 Word literary arts festival presents an author event featuring Phuc Tran in conversation with Brook Minner on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m., at the Blue Hill Congregational Church.
Born in Saigon, Phuc Tran immigrated with his family to the U.S. in 1975 while he was still a toddler. During his childhood in Pennsylvania, he was raised on what he describes as “steady diet of Saturday morning cartoons, John Hughes, Star Wars, Bones Brigade videos, and bootlegged cassettes of Minor Threat and TSOL.” He has been a Latin teacher, a punk rocker, a skateboarder, and one of the most sought-after tattoo artists in the Northeast. The popularity of his 2012 TEDx talk “Grammar, Identity, and the Dark Side of the Subjunctive,” featured on NPR’s Ted Radio Hour, led him to write “Sigh, Gone: A Misfit’s Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and The Fight To Fit In,” a memoir described by Kirkus as “Funny, poignant, and unsparing.” Join us for a conversation with Tran about being yourself, fitting in, and making a life of your own in a world that doesn’t always make that easy.
Brook Minner is the director of the Brooksville Free Public Library and the host of “Bookworm,” a monthly radio show on WERU where she interviews authors to discuss writing, publishing, and life.
Join us for a conversation with Tran about being yourself, fitting in, and making a life of your own in a world that doesn’t always make that easy.
This event is free, but pre-registration is required.
For more information, visit www.wordfestival.org.