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Mississippi Marathon Read

August 19, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

The MHC is proud to partner with the Mississippi Library Commission in the first ever Mississippi Marathon Read at the Mississippi Book Festival August 19! Come celebrate the publication of the new Mississippi Literary Map, funded by a Bicentennial Grant from MHC and Visit Mississippi.  From 9:30 to 5, 15 Festival panelists will read from the works of 15 of your favorite Mississippi authors in 30-minute increments. All the fun happens in room 204 in the Capitol, so come on by to hear your new favorites read your old favorites!


9:30 Katy Simpson Smith reads Eudora Welty

10:00 Taylor Kitchings reads Barry Hannah

10:30 John Gregory Brown reads Lewis Nordan

11:00 Norma Watkins reads Anne Moody

11:30 Jami Attenberg reads Donna Tartt

12:00 Ebony Lumumba reads Margaret Walker Alexander

12:30 Steve Yates reads Walker Percy

1:00 Mary Miller reads Ellen Gilchrist

1:30 Gilbert Ford reads Tennessee Williams

2:00 Tom Franklin reads Larry Brown

2:30 Odie Lindsey reads Brad Watson

3:00 Michael Farris Smith reads Jesmyn Ward

3:30 Ralph Eubanks reads Richard Wright

4:00 Beth Ann Fennelly reads Natasha Trethewey

4:30 John T. Edge reads William Faulkner


August 19, 2017
9:30 am - 5:00 pm


Mississippi Humanities Council


State Capitol, Room 204
400 High Street
Jackson, MS United States
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