Write On, Mississippi!
Write On, Mississippi: Season 3. Chapter 8: Natasha Trethewey
Season 3, Ep. 8
Former US Poet Laureate, Natasha Trethewey, talks with award-winning author, Kiese Laymon about her new memoir, MEMORIAL DRIVE.
PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LEMURIA BOOKSTORE OF JACKSON, MS
Write On, Mississippi: Season 3. Chapter 4: Dr. Nancy Bristow
Season 3, Ep. 4
Dr. Nancy Bristow joins C. Liegh McInnis in conversation about her new book, STEEPED IN THE BLOOD OF RACISMNancy K. Bristow has taught at theUniversity of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, for thirty years, where she is a Distinguished Professor of History, serves on the Leadership Team of the Race and Pedagogy Institute, and helped found the African American Studies Program. An award-winning teacher, she is the author of three books, most recentlyAmerican Pandemic: Lost Worlds of the 1918 Influenza Epidemic(Oxford University Press, 2012) andSteeped in the Blood of Racism: Black Power, Law and Order, and the 1970 Shootings at Jackson State College(Oxford University Press, 2020), the subject of this event.C. Liegh McInnis is a poet, short story writer, author of eight books, former editor of Black Magnolias Literary Journal, and an English instructor at Jackson State University.
Write On, Mississippi: Season 3. Chapter 6: Angie Thomas and Nic Stone
Season 3, Ep. 6
Authors Angie Thomas & Nic Stone share a conversation with Tonja Murphy about life, writing & navigating new norms in the midst of a global pandemic.AngieThomas was born, raised, and still resides in Jackson, Mississippi as indicated by her accent. She is a former teen rapper whose greatest accomplishment was an article about her in Right-On Magazine with a picture included. She holds a BFA in Creative Writing from Belhaven University and an unofficial degree in Hip Hop. She can also still rap if needed. She is an inaugural winner of the Walter Dean Myers Grant 2015, awarded by We Need Diverse Books. Her award-winning, acclaimed debut novel,The Hate U Give,is a #1New York Timesbestseller and major motion picture from Fox 2000, starring Amandla Stenberg and directed by George Tillman, Jr. Her second novel,On the Come Up,is on sale now.Nic Stone was born and raised in a suburb of Atlanta, GA, and the only thing she loves more than an adventure is a good story about one. After graduating from Spelman College, she worked extensively in teen mentoring and lived in Israel for a few years before returning to the US to write full-time. Growing up with a wide range of cultures, religions, and backgrounds, Stone strives to bring these diverse voices and stories to her work.You can find her goofing off and/or fangirling over her adorable little family on most social media platforms.