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Book Authors To Be Panelists At The 7th Annual Mississippi Book Festival


Mississippi Book Festival

The 7th annual Mississippi Book Festival will be bursting with celebrated authors grouped in panels for lively discussions on their recent works.

Mark your calendar and get ready for engaging conversations with your favorite authors on Saturday, August 21, 2021!


FREE and open to the public, the Mississippi Book Festival draws thousands to its annual “literary lawn party” held in and around the State Capitol Building each August. Since its debut in 2015, this non-profit has celebrated writing, reading, and our literary heritage, as well as connected readers with hundreds of contemporary authors.


Hear all about the Southern indie publisher, Hub City Press, and their larger than life authors.


  • Mark Barr, Watershed

  • Anjali Enjeti, The Parted Earth

  • Gordy Sauer, Child in the Valley


Laugh 'til ya cry with three of the wittest and ensighful writers working today.


  • Helen Ellis, Bring Your Baggage and Don't Pack Light

  • Steven Rowley, The Guncle

  • Byron Lane, A Star is Bored

Good impressions for an impressionable age.


  • Nic Stone, Clean Getaway

  • Alda P. Dobbs, Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna

  • Carrie Seims, Horse Girl

  • Gilbert Ford, The Mysterious Messenger

Three masters of the short story form discuss their captivating new story collections and their craft.


  • Maurice Carlos Ruffin, The Ones Who Don't Say They Love You

  • Deesha Philyaw, The Secret Lives of Church Ladies

  • George Singleton, You Want More

Melissa M. Martin, chef-owner of Mosquito Supper Club, talks South Louisiana cuisine, her cookbook, and life on the bayou with Mississippi Vegan author, Timothy Pakron.


  • Melissa M. Martin, Mosquito Supper Club: Cajun Recipes From a Disappearing Bayou

Enjoy a few voices of home as they discuss their new books.


  • Bill Morris, This Magic Moment: My Journey of Faith, Friends and the Father's Love

  • Susan Cushman, John and Mary Margaret

  • Johnnie Bernhard, Sister of the Undertow







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