Delaware State of the Arts Podcast – September 25, 2022

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Andy Truscott speaks with Greg Hammond, an author from Wilmington, Delaware – and one of the Delaware Division of the Arts’ 2022 Emerging Individual Artist Fellows in the field of fiction literature.

Gregory Hammond wanted to be a writer “from the get-go.” In elementary school, he wrote “book reports in the form of plays and presented them for the oral reports.” Later, inspired by the Civil Rights movement and its emerging Black writers and poets, he began to read and write poetry as well as write novels. “Where most kids wanted to grow up and be a baseball player or a star athlete, I knew I wanted to have an impact on my community as a writer/lawyer.”

His most recent novel, Blue Money, is inspired partly by real experiences of his in the Congo.  This episode contains a reading from this new novel.

If you’d like to attend a free, public reading of Blue Money, you can join Greg at the Brandywine Public Library on October 22 from 1-3pm.

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