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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
William Carey University associate professor Lorie Watkins is the editor of a new book, “A Literary History of Mississippi.” The book is being promoted as the “first comprehensive history of literature from a state with perhaps the nation’s richest literary lode.”
Watkins submitted a proposal to the University Press of Mississippi in 2011 for a book that would become part of the Heritage of Mississippi Series celebrating the state’s bicentennial in 2017. The book is a compilation of contributions by scholars from Mississippi or intimately connected to the state, but Watkins said the book is not intended solely for scholars.
“It’s for the general reader, one who knows that Mississippi has this rich literary legacy and wants learn about it,” she said. “I wanted to take that legacy beyond the walls of my current classroom, and I hope this volume tells our story in a way that makes it accessible to everyone. Our state has a literary history that should make every Mississippian proud, and this book celebrates that tradition.”    

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Thursday, June 15, 2017 to Saturday, July 1, 2017

William Carey University’s Carey Dinner Theatre will present “Country Is: The Music of Main Street”

June 15 – July 1

Joe and Virginia Tatum Theatre  

Dinner is served at 7 p.m. with the performance following.

For reservations call (601) 218-6221. The box office is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, beginning June 5.

Tickets are $30 per person and includes dinner, show, and sales tax.