The Writers and Readers Symposium

The Writers and Readers Symposium will take place at the Hemingbough convention center located in St. Francisville, Louisiana on February 17. Award-winning authors Catherine Savage Brosman, M.O. Walsh, John Kemp, Michael Rubin, and Genaro Ky Ly smith will discuss their works and sign their books that will be for sale. Registration will last from 8:30 to 9:00 on the day of the event, and tickets will cost $65.00 at the door. There will also be lunch served at noon, where the audience can eat with these authors, and a novel image art show, which will display art work for the audience to choose first, second, and third places.

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Michael Knight reading @ USA, February 8

Michael Knight, a fiction writer and creative writing teacher at the University of Tennessee, is coming to the University of South Alabama for a reading from his most recent story collection, Eveningland. Knight is a native of Mobile, Alabama, which is also the setting of the collection. The reading will be held in the Stokes center for Creative Writing on Thursday, February 8 from 5:00 ’til 7:00 PM.

Eveningland is a series of short stories that take place in Mobile Bay, Alabama before, during, and after a hurricane and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. The stories have received praise for their characters and the interactions, from a teenage girl dealing with a burglar in ” Smash and Grab” to the final story “Landfall,” which weaves a story about family battling against the forces of nature while dealing with their own personal issues.

Michael Knight has also published two novels,The Typist and The Divining Rod, as well as three other collections of short stories.

Future readings at USA’s Stokes Center will feature John Darnielle (of the Mountain Goats) on February 26, Jamaal May on March 22, and Elizabeth Kolbert of April 4.