Write On, Mississippi!
Write On, Mississippi SEASON 2, Chapter 6: Shaun Hamill
Season 2, Ep. 6
A native of Arlington, Texas, Shaun Hamill holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He lives in the dark woods of Alabama with his wife, his in-laws, and his dog. A Cosmology of Monsters is his first novel.
Write On, Mississippi SEASON 3, Chapter 1: Uncomfortable
Season 3, Ep. 1
“Uncomfortable,” a podcast discussing racism and anti-racism through books, articles and various sources for all ages. Several contemporary authors featured on the reading list discussed in Episode 1 will appear in future conversations.Holly Lange, Executive Director of the Mississippi Book Festival, visits with Dr. Ebony Lumumba, First Lady of Jackson, Tougaloo College Associate Professor of English, and Festival Board member, about racism, anti-racism and how we can create positive change.In a conversation that kicks off the new podcast series “Uncomfortable,” Ebony and Holly talk about books, articles and resources for all ages. The series will feature many of these works by contemporary writers, sharing their experiences, thoughts, and hope for the future. Listen here.
Write On, Mississippi SEASON 2, Chapter 5: Richard Ford
Season 2, Ep. 5
Richard Ford is the author of theBascombenovels, which include The Sportswriter and its sequels, Independence Day--the first novel to win the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award--The Lay of the Land, and New York Times bestseller Let Me Be Frank with You. His other works include bestselling novel Canada and the short story collections RockSpringsand A Multitude of Sins, which contain many widely anthologized stories and most recently his only work of non-fiction, Between Them: Remembering My Parents. He lives in Boothbay, Maine, with his wife Kristina Ford.Photo courtesy Karen Robinson
Write On, Mississippi SEASON 2, Chapter 4: Chanelle Benz
Season 2, Ep. 4
Chanelle Benz has published short stories in Guernica, Granta.com, Electric Literature, The American Reader, Fence, and The Cupboard, and is the recipient of an O. Henry Prize. Her story collection The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead was published in 2017 by Ecco. It was named a Best Book of 2017 by the San Francisco Chronicle and one of Electric Literature’s 15 Best Short Story Collections of 2017. It was also longlisted for the 2018 PEN/Robert Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. She currently lives in Memphis, where she teaches at Rhodes College. The Gone Dead is her debut novel.