Program: The Power of a Diverse Education – Stuart Albright

When:
July 16, 2012 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
2012-07-16T16:30:00+00:00
2012-07-16T17:30:00+00:00
Where:
Civic Center
107 Foster St
Durham, NC 27701
USA

Stuart Albright will talk about a life of service and his new book Bull City, which is a fictional work based on his experiences in Durham.

Stuart Albright earned his B.A. in English and Creative Writing from UNC Chapel Hill and a M.Ed. from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. When he was only 26, Albright published  Blessed Returns, a memoir about a summer he spent working in the slums of Camden, New Jersey. The Courier-Post called Blessed Returns “spare, unsentimental, yet genuinely moving.” In 2009, Albright published Sidelines, which was hailed by the Sun Journal as “the definitive word” on high school football. His work has appeared in the News and ObserverHerald-Sun, and Independent Weekly. Albright currently teaches English and Creative Writing at Jordan High School in Durham, NC, where he also coaches football. In 2006, Albright was named the Durham Public Schools Teacher of the Year. In 2008, he received the Milken National Educator Award, dubbed the “Oscars of Teaching” by Teacher Magazine. In addition to teaching, Albright is a freelance editor and a regular guest lecturer on issues of urban education. He lives with his wife and son in Durham.

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