Professor Adam Bradley to Speak At Festival of the Book

Assistant Professor of literature Adam Bradley will speak at three events during the 14th Annual Virginia Festival of the Book set for March 26-30 in Charlottesville, Virg.

The five-day festival, considered the largest gathering of authors, writers, and readers in the Commonwealth, promotes and celebrates books, reading, literacy, and literary culture. Programs range from traditional author readings and book signings to a StoryFest day of children’s authors and storybook characters; from a panel on how to publish a novel to a discussion on running a book club; from a workshop on book-binding to a discussion on freelancer’s rights.

Bradley’s participation includes a reading from the forthcoming book he co-edited, Ralph Ellison’s Three Days Before the Shooting… (Modern Library, 2008). He also will be part of a panel discussion on the 2007 Washington Post series, Being a Black Man, and one of four authors on a panel of emerging African-American Voices.

Bradley received his bachelor’s degree from Lewis & Clark College, and a master’s and doctorate degree from Harvard. His teaching interests include 19th and 20th century American literature and African-American literature.