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Award-Winning Memoirist and WVU Professor Brian Broome to Give Reading

Brian Broome, the author of the award-winning memoir Punch Me Up to the Gods, will give a reading on Wednesday, February 15, at 7 p.m. in Colson Hall room 130 on the downtown campus.

The reading, which is sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta, WVU’s English Honor Society, is free and open to the public. A Zoom option is available.

Broome’s memoir was a New York Times Editors’ Pick and won the 2021 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction. A professor in the Department of English, he is also a guest columnist for The Washington Post.

“We’re thrilled to hear Brian Broome read,” said Mark Brazaitis, a professor of English and the faculty adviser to Sigma Tau Delta. “His memoir is moving, funny, unsettling, and, ultimately, hopeful. He’s a terrific, thoughtful, and engaging writer.”

For the Zoom link, please contact Brazaitis at