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Welcome to the Mississippi Writers Page Newsletter for November 21-27, 2003

In this issue:


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

1906: Law professor Myres Smith McDougal was born in Burton, Mississippi. (Nov. 23)

1909: Obstetrician-gynecologist Landrum Brewer Shettles was born in Pontotoc, Mississippi. (Nov. 21)

1913: Poet, historian, and Episcopal priest Ray Holder was born in Lucedale, Mississippi. (Nov. 27)

1919: William Faulkner published “Landing in Luck” in the Mississippian, the student newspaper at the University of Mississippi. (Nov. 26)

1921: Journalist and editor P. D. East was born in Columbia, Mississippi. (Nov. 26)

1922: Thirteen-year-old Eudora Welty’s story “Soph’more Class” was published in Jackson Hi-Lite. (Nov. 26)

1925: Poet and fiction writer Robert Canzoneri was born in San Marcos, Texas. (Nov. 21)

1940: William Faulkner published “Tomorrow” in the Saturday Evening Post. (Nov. 23)

1942: Historian Warner O. Moore was born in Biloxi, Mississippi. (Nov. 23)

1946: Historian Michael B. Ballard was born in Louisville, Mississippi. (Nov. 24)

1948: William Faulkner was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. (Nov. 23)

1949: William Faulkner published Knight’s Gambit. (Nov. 27)

1951: Novelist Charlaine Harris was born in Tunica, Mississippi. (Nov. 25)

1957: William Faulkner’s Requiem for a Nun opened in London’s Royal Court Theatre. (Nov. 26)

1976: Tennessee Williams’s The Eccentricities of a Nightingale opened on Broadway at the Morosco Theatre starring Betsy Palmer and David Selby. (Nov. 23)

1987: Psychologist and historian Zed H. Burns died in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. (Nov. 27)

1998: Minister Will Sessions died in Fort Smith, Arkansas. (Nov. 24)

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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