Hattiesburg, Mississippi available for pre-order

It’s official — Hattiesburg, Mississippi: A History of the Hub City is now available for pre-order on the History Press website. With its full release confirmed for November 18, any copies ordered therein will be shipped as soon as the book returns from the printer. The History Press is currently offering a 25% discount on titles ordered online (their home page has details), so there’s no time like the present to stuff a stocking early…

Thinking on the Page

For those in the New Orleans area, Tulane University is hosting a fantastic conference this weekend (Saturday, October 25) called “Thinking on the Page: Women in Biography and Memoir.” Featuring such accomplished writers as Patricia Bosworth, Vivian Gornick, Wendy Lesser, and Brenda Wineapple, the symposium includes readings and a panel discussion. And if that weren’t exciting enough, it’s free. More details available here.