Son of Boogers and HangnailsNorman writer/songwriter/artist John Hadley will share anecdotes, word play, goofy poems and stories at a reading from his book "Son of Boogers and Hangnails", on Wednesday, July 1 at 7:30 pm at The Depot, 200 S. Jones.  There is no admission charge.

"Son of Boogers and Hangnails" is Hadley’s fourth book of mostly humorous poems stories and observations.  The book also contains drawings using words and phrases and recaps of the original "Boogers and Hangnails" books.  Books will be available for purchase before the reading should audience members wish to read along as John reads, and will be for sale after the reading as well.  

John Hadley is an artist, writer and songwriter with over 1000 published songs, many of which have been recorded by the likes of George Jones, Roger Miller, Waylon Jennings, Jerry Reed, Garth Brooks, the Dixie Chicks, Wynonna, Linda Ronstadt, Trisha Yearwood, Joe Cocker, old favorites George Burns and Dean Martin, and many more, resulting in over 18 million of his songs sold worldwide.  

He has been a staff writer for Sony Music Publishing and for the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour on CBS television, performing in skits with Tom and Dick Smothers, Pat Paulsen, and others.  Still based in Norman, he now has his own music publishing company, Hadley Six Music, BMI administered by Sony ATV.

An art professor at the University of Oklahoma from 1965 to 1987 before leaving to write music, Hadley’s visual art work was featured in an exhibit at MAINsite Contemporary Art in 2011.  The Depot is pleased to now offer the opportunity for folks to experience John bringing his poetry to life with this reading.

For additional information on this and other Depot programs, phone 405 307-9320.  Programs at The Depot are made possible in part by grants from the Norman Arts Council and the Oklahoma Arts Council and by generous individual donors.