Author Kiese Laymon To Discuss Memoir on October 17 at Tougaloo, Jackson State, and Millsaps

Jackson, Mississippi’s, own Kiese Laymon will read from and discuss his recently released, highly anticipated book, Heavy: An American Memoir, on three Jackson college campuses on Wednesday, October 17. The events are co-hosted by Lemuria Books and the Millsaps Visiting Writers Series, in partnership with the Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State University and Tougaloo […] Read more »

“Austenland” To Conclude Jane Austen Film Series Friday, October 19, at Welty House and Garden

The popular Jane Austen Film Series at the Eudora Welty House and Garden will conclude its season on Friday evening, October 19. Free and open to the public, “Austenland” will feature “Janeites,” devotees of Austen, and guests are invited to come in costume! USA Today offered this observation of the film: “This is a light […] Read more »

Rea Hederman To Introduce Classmate Richard Ford at Eudora Welty Lecture

Two extraordinary men of letters who were high school classmates in Jackson, Mississippi, Richard Ford and Rea Hederman, will meet in Washington, D. C., on October 9 as Hederman introduces Ford as the third annual Eudora Welty Lecturer at the Folger Shakespeare Library Theatre. Hederman, publisher of the New York Review of Books, and Ford, […] Read more »

Richard Ford To Deliver Eudora Welty Lecture at Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D. C., October 9

Richard Ford, widely read and highly praised author with Mississippi roots, will deliver the third annual Eudora Welty Lecture at the Folger Shakespeare Library Theatre in Washington, D. C., on Tuesday, October 9, at 7:30 p.m. Ford will speak about his creative origins, the Lecture’s theme, in keeping with the lectures that Welty delivered at […] Read more »