PULASKI, Tenn. – Martin Methodist College (now the University of Tennessee Southern) and the Giles County Public Library are excited to co-host a virtual author event with Homer Hickam, best-selling author of Rocket Boys.
Homer Hickam is the best-selling author of the “Coalwood” series of memoirs, the “Josh Thurlow” series of World War II fiction, and numerous other novels and non-fiction books. His many literary awards include the Clarence Cason Award for Non-Fiction and the Appalachian Heritage Writer’s Award for his memoirs and fiction. His memoir, Rocket Boys, was adapted into the film titled October Sky. A Vietnam combat veteran, Hickam has also been a coal miner, scuba instructor, NASA engineer, and paleontologist.
The event will take place virtually on Zoom on November 12, 2020 at 5 PM. Registration for the event is currently open through Eventbrite’s website.
Martin Methodist founded in 1870, is a private, liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Martin Methodist offers baccalaureate degrees in 39 programs of study that include English, religious studies, music and dramatic arts, mathematics and natural sciences to business, social sciences, education, criminal justice, and nursing. Still changing lives after 150 years.