HU Annual Read-In Selects Jeff Hobbs' 'The Short & Tragic Life of Roberts Peace'Hampton, Va.-- Hampton University’s Department of English has selected Jeff Hobbs’ novel “The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left for the Ivy League,” as the 2015 Annual Read-In book. The Read-In will take place Wed., March 25 and Thurs., March 26. The Read-In’s Opening Session on March 25 at 6 p.m. in Ogden Hall will feature author Hobbs reading from, discussing, and entertaining questions about his New York Times best-selling author work. The event will continue the next day with panel discussions, a Town Hall Meeting, and closing reception in Ogden Hall from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The creative non-fiction novel is heart-felt and a riveting biography of the short life of a talented young African-American man in the 1980s who escapes the slums of Newark for Yale University only to succumb to the dangers of the streets—and of one’s own nature—when he returns home. Readers will learn that the main …
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