An Evening with Pulitzer Prize Winner Rick Bragg

The Gwinnett Library System in partnership with Eddie Owen Presents, AJC Decatur Book Festival and Eagle Eye Book Shop presented a discussion with Rick Bragg on his latest book, Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story.

The greatest Southern storyteller of our time, Pulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times best-selling author Rick Bragg, tracked down the greatest rock and roller of all time - Jerry Lee Lewis - and got his story directly from the source.

Prior to the storytelling and talk by Rick Bragg, Kurt Scobie got us in the spirit with a medley of Jerry Lee Lewis songs.  Kurt Scobie's powerfully expressive lyrics and percussive piano style had a magnetic effect on the entire room.

Eddie Owen introduces Kurt Scobie
 There was even an unexpected surprise ... remember when Jerry Lee Lewis married his 13-year-old cousin Myra?  Well, we had the pleasure of meeting her, as she lives in Gwinnett County and was in the audience.

Below are highlights from the evening:

Jerry Lee Lewis music performed Kurt Scobie style.

Daren Wang founder of AJC Decatur Book Festival welcomes Rick Bragg to the stage.

Rick Bragg is delightfully overwhelmed by the crowd.

Rick listens to a question from someone in the audience.

An animated Rick Bragg tells the story as only he can.

A sold-out crowd.

Denise Auger of Gwinnett Library System thanks everyone for attending.

Michael D. Searcy of WLJA looks onward as Myra Lewis the third wife of Jerry Lee Lewis signs a copy of the book held by Randy Stone of Atlanta Magazine.

Attendees  patiently waited for Rick Bragg's autograph.

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