Following the joy (and naps) of the holiday season, I’m delighted to say that the first week of December will have two launch events for Hattiesburg, Mississippi: A History of the Hub City, both in (where else?) the Hub City itself. First is the annual author extravaganza at Main Street Books — now in its eleventh year — on Monday, December 1st, from 4-7pm. Always a highlight of the local calendar, Main Street Books welcomes in dozens of writers to share their new books, enjoy a glass of wine, and visit with friends old and new alike.
Later that week, I’m thrilled to say, will be the official public launch of the book, with a reading, a reception and a book signing at the historic Oddfellows Gallery downtown on on Thursday, December 4 at 5.30pm. I could not be more excited to present the book to the city in this way, and for those interested in local history, a number of individuals who had a direct hand in its creation (whether as colleagues, aides-de-recherche, or interview subjects whose voices appear in the book) will be present as well. To be able to present the book in this way is an extraordinary honor, as is to be able to give back to so many without whom this book never would have been possible. This launch is open to the public; all are welcome.
Details of New Orleans events are currently in the works, and will appear in due course.