Southern Hospitality Meets Southern Literary
I had an amazing time at the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville in late October. I participated in two events: an Authors-in-the-Round dinner, and a panel discussion with two, wonderful NYT-Best Seller authors: Sadeqa Johnson (who was a fellow writer in the Hurston-Wright Writers' Week at Howard University) and Palestinian-American writer, Etaf Rum.
I met, and had dinner with the very warm women of the "Clean Plate Book Club" on Friday evening where Time's Undoing was one of the books in the spotlight. The next afternoon, a robust audience of book lovers attended a very stimulating conversation about women characters, family legacy novels, and the opportunity reading gives us to understand a world beyond our everyday lives.
Thank you to the organizers and volunteers of the Festival, thanks to Sadeqa and Etaf, and thank you for your hospitality, Nashville.