The program for the 2015 Tennessee Williams Festival has now been announced; with a range of truly superb writers and speakers, it promises to be one of the best festivals yet. I’m delighted to sit on a panel with David Johnson, Michael Allen Zell, Radclyfe, and Bill Lavender to discuss the state of the publishing industry today. More information, including how to obtain panel passes and tickets to other special events, is available at the Festival’s website.
The kind folks at Bayou, the literary magazine of UNO, have a brief essay on the writing process for Hattiesburg. My thanks again to the editors.
For those in the Hattiesburg area, this weekend sees the public display of the city’s newest Little Free Libraries, an initiative to boost appreciation of books and reading in local communities. Sponsored by the Hattiesburg Arts Council, the libraries will be available for view during a reception this coming Saturday, February 7th, from 3-5pm at the Hattiesburg Cultural Center. The program will begin around 3.40pm. After this exhibition, the libraries will be installed at locations around town. More information is available at the Little Free Libraries and the HAC webpage.