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Visiting Writers Series

Fall 2014

The Millsaps Visiting Writers Series brings to campus outstanding writers from a broad spectrum of experience and talent. Each visit features a craft talk or lecture, followed by a public reading.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Richard Boada at richard.boada@millsaps.edu or 601-974-1305.


Michael Farris Smith 

Thursday, November 20, 4:30pm 
Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex, Room 137 

Michael Farris Smith is the recipient of the 2014 Mississippi Author Award for Fiction.  His debut novel Rivers was named to Best Books Of the Year Lists by BookRiot, Hudson Booksellers, The Capital Times, and several other regional and national outlets.  His essays have appeared with The New York Times, Deep South Magazine, Catfish Alley, and more.  His 2011 Paris novella, The Hands of Strangers, was hailed  by Publishers Weekly as "Fantastic... making more of an impact than most novels three times its size."  He now makes his home in Columbus, Mississippi, with his wife and two daughters. He teaches Creative Writing and Literature at the Mississippi University for Women.