Reading/Signing Events

Eudora Welty Library Writer's Festival

Jackson/Hinds Library System
Jackson MS
Sunday, December 13, 2015
1:00-4:45 pm
Eudora Welty Library Writer Fest
Authors display, sell and sign their books. There will also be speakers and readers. Please come to Eudora Welty Library from 1:00 to 4:45 p.m. to support local authors and to do some gift shopping!



Neshoba County Public Library
Philadelphia MS
Sat., Dec. 12, 2015
2-4 pm
Very merry2


151-B W Government Street
Brandon, MS601 936-0089
Multi-author signing event!


Riverview Book Expo
Nov. 14, 2015
9 am - 4 pm

Arts Center of Mississippi
201 E Pascagoula St, Jackson, Mississippi 39201
Join me at my table along with fellow author Janet Taylor-Perry!

with Janet Taylor-Perry

The Magic of Books
July 25, 2015
10 am - 4 pm
The University of Southern Miss. at Long Beach, Hardy Hall
Gulfport, MS


Columbia Marion Country Public Library
June 28, 2014
1:00-3:00 p.m.
900 Broad St, Columbia, MS 39429
Phone:(601) 736-1812


Signing my book, From the Depths of Red Bluff
Books-a-Million in Meridian
June 21, 2014, 1-3 pm


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Dreams of Joy
by Lisa See
Signing: 5:00 pm
Reading: 5:30 pm
Lemuria Books
Jackson, MS

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Sisters Brothers
by Patrick DeWitt
Signing: 5:00 pm
Reading: 5:30 pm
Lemuria Books
Jackson, MS

Thursday, March 01, 2012

The Rebel Wife
by Taylor Polites
Signing: 5:00 pm
Reading: 5:30 pm
Lemuria Books
Jackson, MS

Saturday, March 3, 2012

2:00 pm until 4:00 pm
E.V. Adams, Debut novel release,"Darling Nikki"
Books and Beignets (BAB) Bookstore
(Northpark Mall, upper level next to Icing)
Jackson, MS

Monday, April 9, 2012

Jimmy Johnson "Arlo & Janis"
Reed's Gum Tree Bookstore
Tupelo, MS
12:00 pm

Friday, April 13, 2012

Gin Phillips "Come In and Cover Me"
Reed's Gum Tree Bookstore
Tupelo, MS
12:00 pm

Saturday, April 28, 2012

"Experiencing Poetry" Workshop
Lorelei Books
Vicksburg, MS
3:00-5:00 pm for details and to register
LIMITED registration!!

Fall, 2011

Saturday, October 29

SAGE Coffee & Books
Meridian, MS

Dr. Alan Brown will sign his new book, Haunted Meridian, Mississippi (Haunted America). He is an expert on haunted towns. I attended his Vicksburg Tour as part of the Mississippi Writers Guild's Conference in 2010. Very interesting! See the post.
Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011

Sunday: Editors Kevin Young and David Lehman will be sharing experiences and readings from The Best American Poetry 2011 edition, along with contributor and award-winning poet Natasha Trethewey. 
will be hosting a book signing h 4-6pm. I went on his ghost tour of Vicksburg at the Miss. Writers Guild Conference in 2010! Very interesting!

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011

Stonewall Arts Festival
Stonewall, MS

Sponsored by Carol Williams of Christy's Fine Foods and Catering,
and the Mississippi Writers Guild, Wynne Huddleston, Organizer


Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011

Holiday Inn, University of Memphis
3700 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN 38111
(901) 678-8200

Sponsored by The Poetry Society of Tennessee 
Workshop Leader: Wynne Huddleston

October 20-22, 2011.

Judith Ortiz Cofer, Sefi Atta, and more at MUW in Columbus, MS!

October 14-15, 2011

Playwright Tennessee Williams spent his childhood in Clarksdale, Mississippi, and each year the town celebrates one of his works with speakers, readings, porch plays, an acting contest and more.


October 15, 2011

The 13th annual Georgia Literary Festival will be held in the  in Northeast Georgia. This festival focuses on homegrown authors, and over the course of three days offers readings, storytelling, theatre, a book sale, lectures, author appearances and signings, craft demonstrations, children’s activities exhibitors and more.


November 12, 2011

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, this fair includes approximately 150 authors each year at the Frankfort Convention Center.


Prepare Now

South Carolina Book Festival

May 18-20, 2012
Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center 
Columbia, SC

Author selection for the SCBook Festival runs from August 2011 through April 1, 2012. Suggested authors will be considered as presenters for panels and readings; for book signings in the Book Signing Area; and for other special events occurring throughout the three days of festival activities. 

Indie Bookstores

For a list of Indie bookstores by state, please see: has descriptions of the stores and pictures of the bookstores and their pet mascots! Also, check out the NOLA bookstore, Desire Street Books.


Bay Books

131 Main Street
Bay St. Louis, MS 39500


Village Creek Plaza

1360 Sunset Drive, Ste. 12
Grenada, MS 38901

Book Mart

120 E. Main Street
Starkville, MS 39759

Cat Head Delta Blues and Folk Art

Roger Stolle
252 Delta Ave.
Clarksdale, MS 38614

Dancing Rabbit Press Gallery

402 East Beacon Street
Philadelphia, MS, 39350-2954

Lorelei Books

Lorelei Books
1103 Washington Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183
(601) 634-8624

Official book store for the annual Mississippi Writers Guild Conference in Vicksburg. see for upcoming events, or sign up for their newsletter.

Old Court House Museum Store

Old Court House Museum
1008 Cherry Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183

Jubilee Bookstore

Jackson State University
Ayer Hall
1400 Lynch Street
Jackson, MS 39217

Lemuria Books

Lemuria Bookstore
202 Banner Hall
Jackson, MS
(800) 366-7619


Tuesday, November 02, 2010 Signing - 5:00 pm Reading - 5:30 pm
Rome: Sights and Insights-- Vincent Drago

Wednesday, November 03, 2010 Signing - 5:00 pm
Mississippi: State of Blues-- Ken Murphy & Scott Barretta

Thursday, November 04, 2010 Signing - 5:00 pm Reading - 5:30 pm
Haunted by Atrocity: Civil War Prisons in American Memory-- Benjamin Cloyd

Friday, November 05, 2010 Signing - 5:30 pm
They Came to Nashville-- Marshall Chapman

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 Signing - 5:00 pm
Christmas Memories from Mississippi-- Charline McCord, Judy Tucker, Wyatt Waters

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 Signing - 5:00 pm Reading - 5:30 pm
Crescendo Becca Fitzpatrick

Monday, November 22, 2010 Signing - 5:00 pm Reading - 5:30 pm
Hourglass Claudia Gray

Friday, November 26, 2010 Signing - 11:00 am
Mississippians-- Neil White

Friday, November 26, 2010 Signing - 1:00 pm
A Piggly Wiggly Christmas-- Robert Dalby

Saturday, November 27, 2010 Signing - 1:00 pm
My Bright Midnight-- Josh Russell

Wednesday, December 01, 2010 Signing - 5:00 pm Reading - 5:30 pm
Don't Quit Your Day Job: Acclaimed Authors and the Day Jobs They Quit --Sonny Brewer

Thursday, December 02, 2010 Signing - 4:30 pm
Bull Cyclone-- Sullivan Frascogna, Bill Buckner

Sunday, December 05, 2010 Signing - 12:30 pm
David: The Illustrated Novel --Michael Hicks Thompson

Thursday, December 30, 2010 Signing - 5:00 pm Reading - 5:30 pm
Torment-- Lauren Kate

Maine Street Books

205 Main Street
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
601 584-6960


Thursday, November 3rd     4:00-6:00 p.m.

Louie the Buoy by Allain C. Andry III,  Illustrations by Tazewell S. Morton III

Saturday, December 3rd   2:00 p.m.

A Dixie Christmas,  Holiday Stories from the South's Best Writers, Ed. by Charlene R. McCord

Cover to Cover Books and More

Cover to Cover Books
401 Main Street
Natchez, MS 39120
(601) 445-5752

Cover to Cover Books is an independent bookseller dealing in new, used, out of print, and rare books since 1991. We specialize in regional history for Mississippi and Louisiana, Southern authors, and the Civil War. We are located at 401 Main Street in the heart of the downtown historic district of Natchez, Mississippi, the oldest city on the lower Mississippi River, which hosts numerous events during the year including the Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration, Natchez Spring Pilgrimage, Natchez Fall Pilgrimage, Natchez Balloon Races, and Natchez Festival of Music. Our store hours are Monday - Saturday 10am - 5:30pm, closed Sundays except during Spring and Fall Pilgrimages and the holiday season beginning Thanksgiving weekend through Christmas.


November 5, 2010  6pm - 8pm

Craftsmen Guild of Mississippi will join us for First Friday.
Members of the Guild will sign their 2011 “Exposed” Calendar

November 26, 2010

Walt Grayson will sign and discuss his new book, Oh, That Reminds Me...More Homegrown Mississippi Stories with Walt Grayson

November 27, 2010

Ken Murphy will sign and discuss his new book, Mississippi: State of Blues

December 4, 2010

Rheta Grimsley Johnson will sign and discuss her two memoirs, Poor Man’s Provence and Enchanted Evening Barbie

December 11, 2010

John Grady Burns signs Evergreen: Decorating with Colours of the Season and Personally Yours: Flowers for Weddings, Parties and Events

December 18, 2010

Annie B. McKee will sign and discuss her latest book, Mississippi Memories

McCormick Book Inn

825 South Main Street
Greenville, MS 38701

Pass Christian Books

212 East 2nd Street
Pass Christian, MS 39571


302 Jefferson Street
Clinton, MS 39056

Reed's Gum Tree Bookstore

111 South Spring Street
Tupelo, MS 38801-4811

Our emphasis is on Southern Writers.

Sage Coffee & Books

General Manager: Lara Hammond
2304 Front Street
Meridian, MS, 39301

Friday night poetry readings and live music. Independent Book Store. "Always Organic / Always Eclectic."

Square Books

On the Square in Oxford, MS. See
for booksigning events.

Tennessee Williams Home & Welcome Center

300 Main Street
Columbus, MS 39701-4532

Turnrow Book Co.

304 Howard Street
Greenwood, MS 38930

Wednesday, November 3

Marshall Chapman

Renowned Nashville singer-songwriter Marshall Chapman signs, reads and performs for her new book, They Came to Nashville. Signing/reception at 5:30 p.m. with remarks and music to follow.

Thursday, November 4

Curtis Wilkie

Delta native Curtis Wilkie will sign and read from one of our favorite books of the fall, his account of the rise and fall of Dick Scruggs, The Fall of the House of Zeus. Signing/reception at 5:30 p.m. with remarks to follow.

Tuesday, November 9

Neil White

Neil White signs copies of the book he edited, Mississippians, along with several subjects featured in this book of the state's brightest talents.

Signing/reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 12

Tom Franklin

Tom Franklin signs and reads from his new Mississippi-based novel, Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter.
Signing/reception at 5:30 p.m. with a reading to follow.

Saturday, November 27

Robert Dalby

Robert Dalby signs and reads from his holiday novel, A Piggly Wiggly Christmas. Details forthcoming.

Turning Pages Books and More

520 Franklin Street, Natchez, MS 39120



Saturday, December 11th, 2010- 1:00-3:00
Rob Dalby will be signing "A Piggly Wiggly Christmas", the fourth installment in his delightful series set in a small Mississippi town not unlike Natchez. Rob Dalby aka Bobby Kuehnle is a Natchez native.

Friday, December 3rd, 2010- 5:00-8:00

"First Friday Event" Judy Tucker, Charline McCord and Wyatt Waters will be signing copies of their new book from University Press of Mississippi, "Christmas Memories from Mississippi". We will be happy to wrap your purchases.

Saturday, November 20th, 2010- 1:00-3:00

John Floyd will be signing "Clockwork", a collection of 40 mystery/suspense short stories.

Friday, November 5th, 2010- 6:00-8:00

Leo Honeycutt signing "Edwin Edwards Govenor of Louisiana" at our First Friday Event.

Village Green Book Store

1210 West Main Street
Tupelo, MS 38801

About Me

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Wynne Huddleston is a poet, musician and teacher. Her first book of poetry, From the Depths of Red Bluff, ISBN: 978-0-9840483-2-8, published by the Mississippi Poetry Society, Inc., is now available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Ms. Huddleston is the Mississippi Poetry Society 2014 Poet of the Year. Her poetry has been published in numerous publications including the Birmingham Arts Journal, Camroc Press Review, Stymie Magazine, Danse Macabre, Orange Room Review, New Fairy Tales Anthology, Ink, Sweat & Tears, and Four and Twenty. Her poem, Same Stars, Different Houses received a Pushcart Nomination from Deep South Magazine. Awards include the 2013 MPS Award, and Winner of the Grandmother Earth National Contest 2010 for Environmental Poetry. Ms. Huddleston was born in Lone Star, Texas, but has lived in Mississippi most of her life. She has been an elementary music teacher for 25 years, and has 2 grown sons, and 2 grandchildren.