Gateway to the Delta Festival

I’m absolutely delighted to be appearing at the 3rd annual Gateway to the Delta Festival this weekend in Charleston, MS. With art, a barbecue contest, and words and music from around the state — including such legends as Cedric Burnside and Otis “TCB” Taylor, and the newly-formed drumming-and-storytelling ensemble Djaliya — it’s going to be one hell of a good time. From the description by the SonEdna Foundation, one of the festival’s sponsors:

Every hour on the hour, SonEdna will be presenting Mississippi writers who will read from their work, engage in Q&A conversations with the audience, and sign copies of their books, which will be for sale. Between readings, you can mill around the square listening to great music, tasting great food, and perusing art, jewelry, and gifts available by local artisans.

The full lineup for the literary stage is here; the full lineup for the musical stages (including a battle of the bands!) is here; and the most up-to-date information about the festival is on their Facebook page. Hope to see any and all of y’all out on the courthouse square. For those not blessed to be from Mississippi, who may be wondering what TCB means, there’s a certain native son you might want to ask