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Honors Forum Series

August 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Nissan Auditorium for Honors Forum

Beverly Lowry, Author of Deer Creek Drive: A Reckoning of Memory and Murder in the Mississippi Delta

In Conversation with Novelist Deborah Johnson

Lowry was ten and lived mere miles from where society matron Idella Thompson was viciously murdered in 1948. In Deer Creek Drive, she tells a story of white privilege that still has ramifications and reflects on the brutal crime, its aftermath, and the ways it clarified her own upbringing in Mississippi. Lowry is the author of six novels and four other works of nonfiction and her writing has appeared in The New YorkerThe New York TimesVanity FairRolling Stone, and many other publications. She has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Texas Institute of Letters, and the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. As Lowry reads from her work and talks with Mississippi novelist Deborah Johnson, this will be a great opportunity to learn about the research process and a writer’s creative journey through memory into storytelling.

Nissan Auditorium


August 25
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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