Southeastern to feature Mississippi authors
Contact: Rene Abadie3/21/12 HAMMOND
– Two University of Mississippi award winning authors will highlight "Common Read"
events at Southeastern Louisiana University on Monday, March 26, in the Student Union
Husband and wife team Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly will participate in
the day-long series of presentations that are sponsored by the Department of English
and the Southeastern Writing Center.
The program will start with student presentations at 9:30 a.m. to be followed
by question and answer sessions with Franklin at 11 a.m. and Fennelly at 2 p.m. The
day will conclude with a reading and book signing by both authors at 7:30 p.m.
All of the sessions are free and open to the public.
Franlin and Fennelly live in Oxford with their three children, where they both
serve on the English faculty at the university. Franklin is the author of the novels
"Hell at the Breech," "Poachers," Smonk" and "Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter." Fennelly's
poetry collections include "Open House," "Tender Hooks," and Unmentionables," as well
as the essay collection "Great with Child."
For more information, call the Department of English at 985-549-2100