AUBURN – Thom Gossom Jr., actor, author, athlete and Auburn alumnus, will read from his memoir, “Walk-On,” on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 6 – 7 p.m. at Auburn University’s Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art. A reception will follow the reading and both the reading and the reception are free and open to the public.
“Walk-On” is Gossom’s coming-of-age memoir, set in the culturally changing Alabama of the 1970’s, and details his experiences as the first black athlete to graduate from Auburn. The author will sign copies and “Walk On” will be available for purchase at the Museum.
AUBURN – “Book and Buffet: An Evening with Rheta Grimsley Johnson” will be presented Thursday, Aug. 28, at 6:30 p.m. at Auburn University’s Jule Collins Smith Museum The event is a benefit to restore the historic Miriam S. Brown School in Opelika into an area-wide community cultural and small-conference center.
The event is sponsored by the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University, the Auburn University Community Orchestra, the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, the Arts Association of East Alabama, Envision Opelika and the Auburn Chamber Music Society.