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Visiting Writers Series

Fall 2015

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.

Natasha Trethewey  

Friday, Feb. 19, 4:30 PM - Academic Complex Recital Hall

During this special late afternoon forum, Natasha Trethewey will read selected excerpts from her poetry and will take part in question-and-answer session with Katy Smith. Trethewey, a Gulfport native, was named in 2012 the Poet Laureate of the state of Mississippi and the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States. Trethewey received an honorary degree from Millsaps in 2015. This event, which will be moderated by Katy Simpson Smith, is made possible through the English Department Visiting Writers Series and the Eudora Welty Foundation. 

Contact: Michael Pickard