The University of Minnesota Press is thrilled to announce a LIVE virtual workout and book talk with Jessie Diggins for her new memoir Brave Enough next week, April 7, 2020 at 11 am CST/12 PM EST/ 6 PM CET! Jessie’s event is kicking of the The Loft Literary Center’s virtual book festival, Wordplay, and is in partnership with NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley powered by ArtReach St. Croix.
In her debut memoir, Jessie Diggins (Brave Enough) recounts her transition from a typical Midwesterner to a gold-medal Olympian. Candidly recounting her struggles to face the physical and psychological pressure of high-intensity athletic competition, Diggins creates a story of both struggle and reward.
Readers of any athletic ability and experience will be caught up in this portrayal of thrilling sporting events, battles with eating disorders and intense pressure for success, and the satisfaction that comes from following the small voice inside of us urging us to be brave, no matter how high the stakes. Immediately following the Q&A join Jessie for a 15 minute gold medal workout. The only equipment you’ll need to participate is a book!
If Crowdcast registration is full, don’t worry! We’re also broadcasting this event live to Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.