FB&T Distinguished Speaker Series will feature aut

By Nikki Henderson | nhenderson@ktalnews.tv

Published 08/20 2014 11:21AM

Updated 08/20 2014 11:24AM

Best-selling author James Bradley will be the presenter for the 10th annual Farmers Bank and Trust Distinguished Speaker Series at Southern Arkansas University.

The event takes place on Sept. 23 on SAU's campus.  A private reception with Bradley will be held at 5:15 p.m. at the Farmers Bank and Trust main branch. A book signing will take place at 6 p.m. in the Donald W. Reynolds Campus and Community Center at SAU and at 7 p.m. the dinner and lecture will be held in the Reynolds Center Grand Hall.

Bradley burst onto the national scene in 2000 with his New York Times #1 best-selling book Flags of Our Fathers, a book about the six soldiers who raised the American flag on Iwo Jima. One of the soldiers was Bradley's father. The Times called the book "the surprise runaway nonfiction best seller of the season." It was later released as a motion picture directed by Clint Eastwood.

Bradley's message at SAU will be titled "Doing the Impossible." Proceeds from the event provide scholarships to students who possess the talent, energy, and intellectual curiosity to access higher education but lack the financial resources.

Tickets start at $100 for the dinner and lecture. Tickets are $200 to attend the dinner, lecture, private reception, and obtain an autographed photo with Bradley.

Tickets for the event are now on sale. To purchase tickets by phone, call the SAU Office of Development at 870-235-4321. Tickets can be purchased online at www.SAUFoundation.org by clicking the "Make a Gift" button.

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