Updated: Jan 27, 2020
The Athens-Clarke County Library will host Noel Holston on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 3 p.m., as he shares his critically acclaimed memoir, Life After Deaf: My Misadventures in Hearing Loss and Recovery.
Holston, a nationally-known journalist, was working at the University of Georgia as the Peabody Awards' public relations coordinator and chief writer when his hearing deserted him overnight in 2010. Thanks to cochlear implant surgeries, therapy and more than a little help from his wife and friends, he continues to write, act and tell stories.
The book is a helpful guide to dealing with disability, a medical thriller and a dramedy of errors rolled into one easy-reading volume. Copies will be available for purchase at his talk.
Holston is a Pulitzer Prize nominee whose writings have appeared in more than 100 publications, including the Washington Post, Chicago Tribute, Toronto Star, Los Angeles Times and others.
He lives in Athens with his wife and songwriter partner, Marty Winkler, and is currently working on Better Late, an album of his songs performed by a variety of Athens musicians.
This event is free and open to the public, and is presented by the Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library.
Call the library at (706) 613-3650 or visit www.athenslibrary.org/athens for information. The library is located at 2025 Baxter St.