Storytime every Saturday @10:30Lorelei Books is pleased to host authors for book signings, readings and other events, often including prizes and snacks and all of which are free unless noted. If you can't make it to a book signing but would like a signed copy, we'll be happy to take your order over the telephone and mail the signed book to you. Look for more details here and on Facebook as events near:
- June 25 @ 4:30 A Killing in Vicksburg author Teresa Lynn will sign her new release based on a true story of ghost hunters who discovered a corpse in an abandoned Vicksburg hospital in June 2015.
- June 28 @ 5:30 Cups Up! (drawn from the wakeup call shouted at prisoners) is a riveting memoir of perseverance and redemption by George Malvaney, a Mississippi author best known for his environmental work following BP's Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, but who has a background as a Klansman, a mercenary, and an imprisoned felon.
- July 4 @ 1:00 three authors will join us for a commemoration of Civil War personalities: Larry McCluney Jr. with The Yazoo Pass Expedition, Al Arnold with Robert E. Lee's Orderly: A Black Youth's Southern Inheritance, and Morgan Gates with The Long Road Home: Stories of the Civil War and Other Struggles.
- July 12, 19, 26 @ 5:30 our popular community progressive book study returns, featuring In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan. We'll be at Martin's at Midtown on July 12, followed by Lorelei Books on July 19, then the Church of the Holy Trinity Episcopal on July 26.
- July 14 @ 1:00 a free writers workshop will be offered by Erica Sandifer, award-winning author of Sunshine in the Delta, a Mississippi Humanities Council panelist and a member of the Mississippi University for Women MFA program in creative writing.
- July 18 @ 5:30 City of Grudges author Rick Outzen presents his new novel, based in Pensacola, where Outzen is publisher of Inweekly. This is a terrific murder mystery to take to the beach ... or you can let the book bring the beach to you!
- July 28 @ 10:30 If I Weren't Me author Hal Evans presents a special storytime collection of beautifully illustrated children's poetry, sparking the imagination of readers of all ages with a menagerie of poetic styles to address the universal question, "If I weren't me, what would I be?"
- July 30 @ 5:30 Denmark Vesey's Gardens authors Ethan Kytle and Blain Roberts, both professors of history at Cal State Fresno, explore "slavery and memory in the cradle of the confederacy." This new release traces the deep roots of controversies over Confederate symbols, monuments, public rituals and more, exposing slavery's enduring legacy in the United States.
- August 15 @ noon Realizing Their Place by authors Catherine Egley Waggoner and Laura Egley Taylor, examines the role that myths of southern womanhood place in real women's lives in the Mississippi Delta.
- August 17 @ 4:00 author Johnnie Bernhard will be on hand to sign her new release, How We Came to Be, as well as her previous novel, A Good Girl.
- August 18 @ 9:00 - 5:00 join us at the Mississippi Book Festival, the state's literary lawn party! More than 150 authors and 40 panel discussions make this annual event a book lover's playground.
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