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NYT best-selling author Angie Thomas to deliver keynote address at BRCC event

3 years 11 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, March 05 2020 Mar 5, 2020 March 05, 2020 5:50 AM March 05, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE – A celebrated author is scheduled to visit the capital city. 

Baton Rouge Community College has announced that during its March 19 Women’s History Month program, New York Times best-selling author Angie Thomas will deliver the keynote address.

Thomas, a resident of Jackson, Mississippi, is the author of The Hate U Give, which sold roughly 1.5 million copies in North America since it was first published in 2017.

Thomas holds a BFA in creative writing from Belhaven University. The Hate U Give was adapted into a major motion picture by Fox 2000, starring Amandla Stenberg and directed by George Tillman, Jr.

The program is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception.

The event takes place Thursday, March 19 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Magnolia Theatre, Mid City Campus, 201 Community College Drive. 


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