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English Instructor, Environmentalist, Poet, Filmmaker

Sylva, NC

Singer-songwriter, Storyteller

Brooklyn, NY

County Librarian

Jackson County Public Library

Sylva, NC

Richard Howorth

Founder and Owner

Square Books

Oxford, MS

English Department Chair, Jackson State University Jackson, Mississippi

Julian Rankin

Executive Director, Walter Anderson Museum of Art

Author of "Catfish Dream"

Ocean Springs, MS

Professor of English, Western Carolina University

Sylva, NC

Photographer and Professor

Asheville, NC

Owner, City Lights Bookstore

Sylva, NC

Professor of English, Western Carolina University 

Sylva, NC

Author & Professor

Oxford, Mississippi

Storyteller, Writer, Professor

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

Assistant Curator, Rowan Oak

Oxford, MS


Owner, tourdebookshop

Tucson, AZ

Tuskegee's Resident Historian & Storyteller

Tuskegee, AL

Playwright, Poet, Arts Educator

McComb, MS


Sociologist, Hip-Hop Scholar, Community Engagement Director

Oxford, MS

Author of Outbound Train

Cherokee, NC

Ellen Rodgers Daniels

Executive Director, Mississippi Book Festival 

Jackson, MS

Owner, Lemuria Books

Jackson, MS

Dawn Gilchrist

English Teacher & Writer

Swain County High School

Sylva, NC

Singer-songwriter, Storyteller

Minneapolis, MN

Professor of English

Director, Center for the Study of Southern Culture

University of Mississippi

Oxford, MS

Director, Eudora Welty House

Jackson, MS

Filmmaker and Instructor

Northfield, MN

Founding Producing Artistic Lead, Calliope Stage

Sylva, NC

Home of Author Eudora Welty

Jackson, MS

Vicksburg, MS

Home of Author William Faulkner

Oxford, MS