Sneed returns to Barton for spring Friends event

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North Carolina journalist and author Brandon Sneed will be the featured speaker at the upcoming Barton College Friends of Hackney Library Spring Dinner, scheduled for Tuesday, April 2. A book signing and wine reception will be held from 6 to 6:30 p.m., with the dinner and program following at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held in Hardy Alumni Hall on the Barton College campus. Books by the author will be sold during the reception.

Admission for the event is $35 per person for members and non-members, and reservations must be received by March 25. To make reservations, guests can register online at https://www.barton.edu/fohlevent/ or return the RSVP. card in the mailed invitation. For additional information about the dinner, please contact Ann Dolman at (252) 399-6507 or email adolman@barton.edu.


Brandon Sneed, journalist, author, podcast creative partner and Barton alumnus, is the author of two books “Head in the Game: The Mental Engineering of the World’s Greatest Athletes” and “The Edge of Legend: An Incredible Story of Faith and Basketball From the Life of Harlem Globetrotter Anthony ‘Ant’ Atkinson.” He is the co-author (with Kenney Moore) of “Behind the Drive: A Story of Passion, Dreams, Demons, and Hwy 55, the World’s Next Favorite Burger Joint,” and the co-author (with Coss Marte) of “ConBody: The Revolutionary Bodyweight Prison Boot Camp, Born from an Extraordinary Story of Hope.”

An acclaimed journalist who is passionate about storytelling, Sneed began to carve a career for himself immediately after college graduation by seeking out stories that deserved to be told and that someone else missed. Currently a features writer for “B/R Mag” at Bleacher Report, Sneed has proven time and again that he can capture a reader’s attention. A prolific writer, his work has been published in a variety of popular magazines, sports publications, and online news outlets, including “Outside,” “GQ,” “SB Nation Longform,” “ESPN The Magazine” and “Pacific Standard,” among others

Sneed’s work has been recognized with multiple “Best American Sports Writing Notable Selections,” and, in 2017, his story “I’m Not the Lone Wolf,” about Ohio State University football coach Urban Meyer’s battle with mental health, was a finalist for the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists, which honor outstanding achievement by journalism professionals under the age of 35.

In addition, Sneed is creative partner and head writer for the groundbreaking “Why Sports Matter” features podcast by Gotham Chopra, Michael Strahan and Tom Brady’s media company Religion of Sports.

Sneed completed his Bachelor of Science degree in mass communications at Barton College in 2009 and, later, earned a Master of Arts degree in creative nonfiction from East Carolina University in 2012. He and his wife make their home in Greenville with their two children and two dogs.