The inaugural Mississippi Book Festival is scheduled for Saturday, August 22, 2015.
Events will be inside the rotunda and outside on the grounds of the beautiful, historic State Capitol Building in downtown Jackson, Mississippi, and along adjoining Mississippi Street.
Among others, the author discussion panels will include: Contemporary Southern Fiction, African American History, Comics & Cartoons in Mississippi, Illustrated Children’s Books, Books for Young Readers, Civil Rights History, Romance, and Historical Fiction. Of course, the writings of Harper Lee and Eudora Welty will be discussed.
Holly Lange and the other busy festival organizers have assembled an impressive list of invited authors and government representatives as well as many other interesting folks for the day long program. An attendance of 3000 to 5000 people is anticipated. Why don't you join me and make it 5001?
Although event admission is FREE, there will be food vendors and books and other merchandise available for sale. The first program is posted to begin at 10:00 am but the energy should crank up about 9:00. Even the Jackson State University Sonic Boom will be there!
See you Saturday in downtown Jackson, Mississippi.
----- Darden North
IPPY award-winner in Southern Fiction for "Points of Origin"
Current novel: "Wiggle Room"