Author Bev Marshall to speak at Southeastern Friends Members’ Tea


Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Bev Marshall
by: Tonya Lowentritt 

     HAMMOND – Author Bev Marshall will be the featured speaker at the eighth annual Friends of Sims Library Marjorie Morrison Memorial Members’ Tea March 9, at 2 p.m., at Southeastern Louisiana University’s Sims Memorial Library.
     Sims Library Director Eric Johnson said guests will enjoy a variety of teas and a selection of delectable sandwiches and pastries. Unlimited mimosas will also be available for $10, he said.
     Marshall is the author of three award-winning novels: “Walking Through Shadows,” “Right As Rain,” and “Hot Fudge Sundae Blues.” She was the recipient of the Mississippi Library Fiction of the Year Award, the New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age Year Award, and was named the 2013 Southeastern College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Distinguished Alumnus.
     “Two of Bev’s novels have been translated into German, and she served as the writer-in-residence at Southeastern prior to her retirement,” said Johnson. “A military wife for 22 years, Bev recently published the memoir ‘Back Home,’ a deeply personal account of her story, as well as those of other military wives, during the Vietnam War. She will be signing copies of her book following the tea.”
     The tea is free to members of the Friends of Sims Library (FoSL). Non-members may reserve a seat for $25, which includes a one-year individual membership in FoSL.
     Visit the FoSL website at to become a member. Non-members can reserve a seat for the tea or find out more about FOSL by contacting Sims Library Head of Serials Janie Branham at 549-2186 or

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