My Story Is More Than The Struggle: Powerful New Memoirs

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Capitol Extension Room E2.010
1100 Congress Avenue, Austin Texas
In memoirs that deftly manage the intersections of race, class, gender, family, and more, Jaquira Díaz (Ordinary Girls) and Mitchell Jackson (Survival Math) move through childhoods tattooed with struggle and disenfranchisement to write triumphant accounts of who they were, where they’ve been, and who they are now. The result is two powerhouse literary memoirs that shine with honesty, energy, and offer roadmaps out of trauma into grace.
  • Moderator: Doyin Oyeniyi
  • Book Signing: 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Texas Monthly TBF Book Signing Tent, Congress Avenue
Jaquira Díaz, Mitchell Jackson, Ordinary Girls, Survival Math

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