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MFA English Program
University of Mississippi



John and Renee Grisham Visiting Writers Schedule:

Fall 2021

Wednesday, September 29, 5 p.m., In-person event 
Isom Center Event with Common Ground at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center

A panel discussion with writers and artists. Moderated by MFA student Kimberly Ridley.


Wednesday, October 6, 7 p.m. via Zoom 

Fiction Writer Kirsten Valdez-Quade reading and conversation with Q&A.

Zoom link TBA via social media.


Monday, October 18th, 7pm. In-person event

Janisse Ray, creative non-fiction author.

Reading and talk, “Coming Home to the Wild”

Bondurant Hall Auditorium.


Monday, November 1, 4:30 p.m. via Zoom 

poet Diane Seuss

discusses sonnets and her book frank: Sonnets at 430pm.

Later, at 8pm, she’ll zoom with us again, this time for a short reading of her book.

Zoom links TBA


Wednesday, November 10, 12 p.m. via Zoom 

Literary Agent Annie Hwang from Ayesha Pande Literary agency.

A moderated talk about her work as an literary agent and the current state of publishing.

Zoom links TBA