Virtual event 'Reading Roads: A Conversation with Thomas Hallock and Kathryn Braund' to be held on April 15

Published: April 01, 2021

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The public is invited to “Reading Roads: A Conversation with Thomas Hallock and Kathryn Braund,” a live virtual program on April 15 at 4 p.m. on Facebook. Following the virtual program, an in-person book signing will be held in the courtyard of Pebble Hill. Books will be available for purchase from the Auburn University Bookstore.

Thomas Hallock is the author of "A Road Course in Early American Literature: Travel and Teaching from Atzlán to Amherst" which explores a two-part question: what does travel teach us about literature and how can reading guide us to a deeper understanding of place and identity? Hallock is a professor of english at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.

Kathryn Braund is co-author, along with Gregory A. Waselkov and Raven Christopher, of "The Old Federal Road in Alabama: An Illustrated Guide." Braund is Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at Auburn University.

“Reading Roads” will stream live on the Draughon Center’s Facebook page. A Facebook account is not required to participate. For more information, contact the center at or (334) 844-4903.

The program is sponsored by the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities and OLLI at Auburn.

Submitted by: Maiben Beard