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Welcome to the Mississippi Writers Page Newsletter for November 14-20, 2003

In this issue:


The following events all happened during this week in Mississippi history.

1897: Speech professor Sara Lowrey was born in Blue Mountain, Mississippi. (Nov. 14)

1911: Novelist William Attaway was born in Greenville, Mississippi. (Nov. 19)

1915: Novelist and journalist Elliott Chaze was born in Mamou, Louisiana. (Nov. 15)

1915: Religious writer Graham R. Hodges was born in Wesson, Mississippi. (Nov. 20)

1916: Novelist and historian Shelby Foote was born in Greenville, Mississippi. (Nov. 17)

1917: Sociologist Lisa Lekis was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi. (Nov. 19)

1923: Fiction writer and English professor P. H. Lowrey was born in Verona, Mississippi. (Nov. 20)

1932: Music professor Ben E. Bailey was born in Durant, Mississippi. (Nov. 19)

1936: William Faulkner published “The Unvanquished” in the Saturday Evening Post. (Nov. 14)

1939: Scientist and environmentalist Claude E. Boyd was born in Hatley, Mississippi. (Nov. 14)

1948: Mystery and children’s literature writer Robert W. Walker was born in Corinth, Mississippi. (Nov. 17)

1956: Historian Stephen Cresswell was born in Jackson, Mississippi. (Nov. 15)

AUTHOR EVENTS: Book Signings, Readings, and Appearances

October 27-Feb. 29, 2004: National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

Passionate Observer: Photographs by Eudora Welty, highlighting over 50 of Welty’s black-and-white photographs from the 1930s, will be exhibited at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. For more details, visit the museum web site at

If you know of upcoming literary events by or about Mississippi writers, please let us know by writing us at


The following events are planned for the coming weeks and months. You may wish to begin planning now to attend or participate.

February 12, 2004

Reading and lecture by Richard Ford. Johnson Commons Ballroom, The University of Mississippi, 7 p.m. Sponsored by the John and Renee Grisham Visiting Writers Series and the Department of English at the University of Mississippi.

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