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June 2021

Pass Books, Pass Christian, Mississippi

June 16, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Can't wait to get back to another of my favorite indie book stores! Pass Books hosted a signing for my first novel CHERRY BOMB back in 2017, and it was so much fun! I'm posting a few photos from the event. Right on the beach in beautiful Pass Christian, Mississippi, with a terrific in-house coffee shop (their croissants are awesome) . . . come join us from 5-6 p.m. for a book signing on the Coast! CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER…

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(Private) Meeting with the Pulpwood Queens Book Club of Jackson, Mississippi

June 19, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Pulpwood Queen Book Club of Jackson, Mississippi, also known as the BBQ Queens, have been together for well over a decade. Part of an international organization of bookclubs, they meet monthly to discuss books and support each other in every way. It's an honor to meet with them in Jackson to discuss JOHN AND MARY MARGARET. This photo is from 2011, in costume at the annual Pulpwood Queens Girlfriend Weekend in Jefferson, Texas.

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July 2021

(Virtual) Event Hosted by Lemuria Books, Jackson, Mississippi

July 1, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Lemuria Books Jackson, MS 38301 United States + Google Map

I'm always thrilled to be hosted for an event by Lemuria Books in m home town of Jackson, Mississippi. This one on July 1 will be virtual, so I'm sad not to be there in person. BUT . . . I am so happy to be joined by Ralph Eubanks to discuss JOHN AND MARY MARGARET, and Ralph's books which were an inspiration to me, especially his memoir EVER IS A LONG TIME: A JOURNEY INTO MISSISSIPPI'S DARK PAST.  Ralph…

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Memphis Book Club Events Coming July-October

July 17, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - October 11, 2021 @ 9:00 pm

NOTE: These are private events, but I didn't want y'all to think I was slacking since my big June book tour was over! July 17, 2-4 p.m., Renaissance Men's Book Club, Memphis North Branch Library, hosted by Johnnie Mosley. This will be the first MEN's book club I've ever met with, and I'm so excited to hear what they thought about JOHN AND MARY MARGARET! (I wrote about the history of the public libraries in Memphis HERE.) The North Branch…

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August 2021

Mississippi Book Festival

August 21, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mississippi State Capitol Building, ROOM 201 H
Jackson, MS United States
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Susan will participate on a panel, "FAMILIAR VOICES," to discuss her novel JOHN AND MARY MARGARET, on August 21 at 4 p.m. at the 2021 Mississippi Book Festival in Jackson, Mississippi. The panel will be moderated by Marshall Ramsey, editor at Mississippi Today. William (Bill) Morris, Jr. will also be a panelist, discussing his memoir THIS MAGIC MOMENT. Both books explore themes of crossing and healing the racial divide in Mississippi. Susan and Bill will be signing copies of their…

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September 2021

South Bound Lecture Series hosted by Southern Lit Alliance

September 1, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Arts Building, 301 11th Street
Chattanooga, United States
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Due to Covid, this event will be held virtually. Susan will be discussing her novel JOHN AND MARY MARGARET at the South Bound Lecture Series hosted by the Southern Lit Alliance in Chattanooga, Tennessee on September 1 at 6 p.m. ET. TICKETS are FREE and available HERE.

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October 2021

(Return to) Friends of the Library in Starkville, Mississippi

October 14, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This will be my third visit to the Friends of the Library in Starkville, Mississippi. In fact, my last visit there was also my very last event for my short story collection, FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY, back on March 12 of 2020, just before Covid shut down the rest of my book tour. This is a large and wonderful group of book-lovers, and I can't wait to chat with them about JOHN AND MARY MARGARET. Unfortunately, the in-person event, originally…

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October 30, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Burns-Belfy Musseum and Multicultural Cente, 710 Jackson Avenue
Oxford, MS United States
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WRITING WORKSHOP! On October 30 I will be leading a writing workshop (twice) at the LITERARY BIT OF REFLECTION hosted by the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council in Oxford, Mississippi. My workshop will be offered twice: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. WHAT IF? My workshop, titled, "WHAT IF?" will focus on how to use elements from real life--yours or others--to inform your fiction. The 75-minute workshop will include a 15-minute writing exercise. LOCATION My workshop (and several others) will be held at…

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November 2021

ZOOM Workshop: “WHAT IF?”

November 27, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"WHAT IF?" This writing workshop will explore the use of real life experiences to inform your fiction writing. Author Susan Cushman will use examples in all three of her fiction books: JOHN AND MARY MARGARET (novel), FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY (short stories), and CHERRY BOMB (novel). The workshop will last 75 minutes, with 15 minutes being allotted for a writing exercise. This is a ZOOM event. Contact the Germantown Library at 901-757-7200 to register and receive a link to the…

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December 2021

Books on Books Book Fair in New Orleans

December 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Baldwin & Co. Bookstore and Coffee Shop, 030 Elysian Fields Ave,
New Orleans, Louisiana 70117 United States
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Baldwin & Co. Bookstore and Coffee Shop Baldwin & Co. Bookstore and Coffee Shop is hosting it's third BOOKS ON BOOKS Book Fair on December 11, 2021. John and Mary Margaret As an invited author, I'll be signing copies of JOHN AND MARY MARGARET from 10 am to 2 pm, so please come by! John and Mary Margaret is available at Baldwin & Co. HERE (they will ship it to you!) NEWS UPDATE 12/9/21: DUE TO BAD WEATHER IN NEW…

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