The Mississippi Mile

In honor of the state’s bicentennial and the opening on the civil-rights and history museums in December, organizations and businesses such as Creative Mississippi, Team JXN and Blue Magnolia films have partnered together to create the Mississippi Mile in downtown Jackson. The Mile will feature a bicentennial photo gallery, which will be one of the largest pop-up, open-air galleries in the U.S., and more.  Mississippi Mile is Saturday, Dec. 9, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Capitol Street in downtown Jackson. The event is free and open to the public. Those who want to be a vendor should register here by Monday, Nov. Continue Reading

Honey Bunches of (Joyce Carol) Oates

In cased you missed it, author Joyce Carol Oates retweeted a photo of a banner at Mississippi State University that featured Mississippi author William Faulkner and said, “So funny! If Mississippians read, Faulkner would be banned.”

If you’ve lived here long enough or know anything about southern literary history, you know that Mississippians read, and some of us even write! Of course, her tweet created a firestorm on Twitter with more than 1,200 replies. Here are some of the highlights. Continue Reading

New Stage Holding Open Auditions for Unframed Series

On Saturday, Oct. 14, New Stage Theatre will hold open auditions for its Unframed Series. Here is a press release about the event verbatim:

The Unframed Series at New Stage Theatre will be conducting open auditions for the upcoming Unframed at New Stage Theatre Series! New and aspiring actors of all ages are welcome! The plays for consideration include modern classics from the late great, Sam Shepard, comedic contemporaries and original works written by community members. Continue Reading