Literary Friday, Mississippi Edition
We’re on the road in Mississippi today, so just sharing photos, tidbits of news and some upcoming events for Literary Friday. Stay tuned for more stories from our trip and a report on the Eudora Welty Biennial planned for Jackson when regular Literary Friday returns next week. Follow @deepsouthmag and @cerithmathias, along with the hashtag #SouthernLitRoad Trip, on Twitter for live updates.
Photos From the Road
See our Facebook album of pictures from Tupelo, Oxford and Clarksdale here.
Mississippi Literary News
The Cutrer Mansion in Clarksdale, Tennessee Williams’ inspiration for Belle Reve and Blanche DuBois, has been saved and restored and is open for tours by request. The historic home also has a small display of photos and other items related to Williams and the Cutrer family.
Uncle Henry’s Place on Moon Lake, mentioned in several of Williams’ works and one of Faulkner’s short stories, is currently closed and in need of repair, but the caretaker hopes the family will decide to reopen the popular spot as a bed and breakfast.
Oxford has seven new hotels under construction, so even during football season Faulkner fans will be able to find a room.
Mississippi Literary Events
See live music on the lawn at the Cutrer Mansion in Clarksdale tonight starting at 5:30.
An exhibit titled William Faulkner’s Books: A Bibliographic Exhibit is on display on the third floor of J.D. Williams Library on the Ole Miss campus in Oxford through December 12.
Tennessee Williams Tribute and Tour of Victorian Homes will be held September 8-14 in Columbus, Mississippi, with a production of “The Glass Menagerie,” the Moon Lake Party, a scholars presentation, the famous Stella Shouting Contest and lots more.
See George Singleton September 25 at Square Books in Oxford, where he’ll be signing copies of Between Wrecks.
Save the date for the Mississippi Delta Tennessee Williams Festival in October of 2015, when “The Glass Menagerie” will be presented in Clarksdale.