The Spring 2010 half of the Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series will begin with memoirist Melissa Delbridge. Delbridge, an archivist in the Rare Books, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University, has been published in journals such as Southern Humanities Review, Third Coast, and Antioch Review. Her memoir, Family Bible, focuses on her life growing up in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in the 1960s. Reviews of her work can also be found on the OneFile PowerSearch database.
On Thursday, February 4, Delbridge will present a free reading at the Knickerbocker Theatre. Jazz music will begin the evening at 6:30 p.m. and the reading will start at 7:00. There will also be a question and answer session with Delbridge at 3:00 in the Herrick Room, located on the second floor of DeWitt.
— Bethany Stripp, Library Student Blogger