Southern Literary Festival

Thursday, Apr 16, 2020 at 9:00am

Delta State University
Highway 8 West
Cleveland, MS 38733

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Join us for Southern Literary Festival at Delta State University in Cleveland, MS.

Schedule of Events:

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM: SLF Registration

SLF Conference check-in is located in the first floor Conference Room and Foyer of Kethley Hall. Please Download the Campus map for directions.

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM: Opening Reception and Keynote Reading

Join us for an opening reception featuring the DSU flute trio (directed by Dr. Shelley Collins) and Keynote Reading with Derrick Harriell located in the New Meeting Space of Young Maudlin Cafeteria.

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM:

Panel 1:

Keynote Speaker Q&A
Derrick Harriell
Kethley Hall Room 135

Panel 2:

Howl: Creating as Healing and Self-Discovery
Tianna Hansen
Kethley Hall Room 136

Panel 3:

Fine, We’ll Do It Ourselves: Zines as Pedagogy
William Ash-Houschen
Kethley Hall Room 137

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM:

Panel 1:

Ann Fisher-Wirth
Kethley Hall Room 135

Panel 2:

The Succinct Striptease of Short Form Poetry
Kristin Garth
Kethley Hall Room 136

Panel 3:

Freelance Editing: How Does It Work?
Kjirsten Whitsell
Kethley Hall Room 137

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM: Student Reading: Poetry

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place poetry winners share their work.

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Dinner Off Site

SLF Participants are encouraged to explore the  food options close to DSU’s campus. The Cotton Row Area offers some truly local gems including Hey Joes, Backdraft, Christina’s, A La Carte, and The Delta Meat Market.

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Mississippi Writers Cocktail Hour
Bar Fontaine

Mississippi Writers Cocktail Hour featuring Ann Fisher-Wirth, Jaime Harker, C.T. Salazar, and Sharon Gerald Bar Fontaine in Downtown Cleveland, MS.

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