APPLAUSE! MISSISSIPPI WRITING AT ITS BEST
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Jackson/Hinds Library System presents Marshall Ramsey, born in Marietta, Georgia 42 years ago. Luckily, Marshall Ramsey is now the editorial cartoonist for the Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi, a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and winner of the 1999 Mississippi Press Association Award. His work is syndicated by Creators Syndicate and has appeared “ (USA Today, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times and 450 other newspapers. His work has also been seen on CNN and CSPAN. It is also rumored that his work has appeared frequently in the bathrooms of several prominent local politicians.” http://blogs.clarionledger.com/mramsey/about/.
Ramsey is a prolific illustrator and author of two book collections of his editorial cartoons. His latest book, Fried Chicken & Wine, is a collection of 71 short stories inspired by Banjo, his dog. “Some of the tales are funny. Some are moving. Others bring hope. All have characters who find unique ways to unravel the challenges of life. The stories are very personal — and yet they aren’t about me. Most are set in this unique state we know as Mississippi, although New York City, the Smokies, San Diego, Washington D.C. and Atlanta all make cameos.” Marshal Ramsey
Mark your calendar now—you won’t want to miss a single moment of Applause!
Applause! affords an opportunity for Metropolitan Jackson citizens to meet Mississippi’s best writers. All Applause! presentations are made by writers who live or were born in Mississippi. They share varied experiences about their lives or their work; anecdotes often full of wit and humor, often revealing, sad or touching. They speak of their writing; why they write, how they write and we listen and learn and are always much richer for the experience.
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