Growing up with a mother suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and a mostly absent father, poet Nikki Grimes found herself preyed upon by those she trusted. At the age of six, she poured her pain onto a piece of paper late one night – and discovered the magic and impact of writing. Join her as she shares her new memoir-in-verse, showing how the power of those words helped her conquer the hazards of her life.
- Moderator: Katherine Oldmixon
- Book Signing: 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Texas Monthly TBF Book Signing Tent, Congress Avenue
Nikki Grimes, Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir