MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

March 29, 2014

Author to speak at NSU on April 7


— Sam Bracken, author of “My Orange Duffel Bag: A Journey to Radical Change” will give a keynote lecture 7 p.m., April 7 at the Northeastern State University Center for the Performing Arts.

Bracken will talk about how he was homeless at age 15 but managed to turn his life around and graduate 11th out of 700 students from his Las Vegas high school.

The title of his graphic mini-memoir self-help book comes from the fact that when he came to Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Ga., everything he owned fit in an orange duffel bag.

Bracken will present several different speaking engagements throughout campus that day.

He will be available for a book signing, and copies of his book will be sold at the NSU RiverHawk Shoppe.

This event is sponsored by the NSU Foundation and Masonic Leadership Endowment. Information: (918) 444-2255.