[3/29] National Book Foundation Presents: Stories of Belonging

Wednesday, March 29, 11:15am CDT
In-Person | Clarksdale, MS
Coahoma Community College

Join National Book Award–honored authors Jonathan Escoffery (If I Survive You, 2022 Fiction Longlist) and Deesha Philyaw (The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, 2020 Fiction Finalist) for readings and conversation on what it means to belong, both in and outside of their fiction, and in and outside of the South. Moderated by W. Ralph Eubanks, author of A Place Like Mississippi: A Journey Through a Real and Imagined Literary Landscape. Presented in partnership with Coahoma Community College and the Coahoma County Higher Education Center.

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[3/30] National Book Foundation Presents: An Afternoon with the National Book Awards

Thursday, March 30, 11:30am CDT
In-Person | Oxford, MS
Oxford Conference for the Book

Join National Book Award–honored authors Jonathan Escoffery (If I Survive You, 2022 Fiction Longlist) and Deesha Philyaw (The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, 2020 Fiction Finalist, and the 2022-2023 Grisham Writer-in Residence) for readings and conversation on making a home for their characters in the South. Moderated by Jerid P. Woods, also known as Akili Nzuri, a writer, educator, and literary influencer @ablackmanreading. Presented in partnership with the 29th Oxford Conference for the Book.

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