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January 2020

Authors and Characters at Bay St. Louis, Mississippi Library

January 14 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Bay St. Louis Hancock County Library, 312 US 90
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520 United States
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Join Mississippi author Susan Cushman for "Authors and Characters" Luncheon on January 14, 2020, at 11:45 a.m. Susan will be talking about her short story collection, FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY. Susan's books will be available for purchase (and signing) from Bay Books of Old Town Bay St. Louis.

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Pulpwood Queens 20th Anniversary Girlfriend Weekend

January 17 @ 9:00 am - January 19 @ 5:00 pm
Jefferson Texas Convention Center, 350 E. Austin St.
Jefferson, Texas
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Susan will join other authors and book club members at the 20th anniversary of Pulpwood Queens Girlfiend Weekend, in Jefferson, Texas. Susan will be on two panels during the weekend: one for her new short story collection FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY, and another for the anthology she edited, THE PULPWOOD QUEENS CELEBRATE 20 YEARS! Event runs Thursday-Saturday, January 17-19, 2020.

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Reading Roundtable in Senatobia, Mississippi

January 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
R. C. Pugh Library, 4975 Highway 51 N
Senatobia, Mississippi 3866
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Memphis author Susan Cushman will be returning to the R. C. Pugh Library at Northwest Mississippi Community College for another Reading Roundtable, to discuss her short story collection, FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY, including the story, "Senatobia: John and Mary Margaret," which was inspired by the author's visit here in 2017.

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Memphis Medical Awareness Club at Hutchison School

January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Hutchison School Memphis

Susan is speaking to the to the high school students at the Memphis Medical Awareness Club  at Hutchison School at 12 p.m. on January 30. Each month the club focuses on a different disease. For January, it's Alzheimer's. Susan will be talking about her book TANGLES AND PLAQUES: A MOTHER AND DAUGHTER FACE ALZHEIMER'S. Susan is a member of AlzAuthors.com, a group of over 150 authors who have published books about various aspects of caregiving for those with Alzheimer's and…

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March 2020

2020 AWP Conference and Bookfair: San Antonio, Texas

March 4 - March 7
Henry B. González Convention Center, 200 East Market Stsreet
San Antonio, TX United States
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Susan Cushman will be moderating a panel at the 2020 AWP Conference and Bookfair in San Antonio March 4-7, 2020, with panelists Jeffrey Blount, Johnnie Bernhard, and Rebecca Dwight Bruff. The panel is titled, "Family, Race, and Freedom in the Old and New South." The conference schedule will be published in October and this post will be updated at that time.

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Starkville, Mississippi Friends of the Library

March 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Starkville MS Library, 326 University Drive
Starkville, Mississippi 39759
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Susan can't wait to get back to the Friends of the Library group in Starkville, Mississippi, and share her story that was inspired by her first visit to Starkville back in 2017! Copies of FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY will be available for purchase and Susan will be signing them.

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Jambalaya Writers’ Conference Workshop Speaker

March 14
Terrebonne Parish Library, 151 Lilbrary Drive
Houma, LA United States
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Susan Cushman will be presenting a workshop at the 2020 Jambalaya Writers' Conference on March 14, 2020. Her schedule for the conference includes these events: 10:30 a.m. - Workshop on publishing with independent and academic presses 12:00 p.m. - Book Signing for FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY 3:00 p.m. - Panel for THE PULPWOOD QUEENS CELEBRATE 20 YEARS! with Kathy Murphy, Johnniie Bernhard, and Melissa Carrigee   THIS EVENT WAS CANCELED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.    

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April 2020

Friends of the Libraries of South Carolina Annual Conference

April 3 @ 8:00 am - April 4 @ 5:00 pm

Susan was to have given a keynote at this annual conference, which was to be in Beaufort, South Carolina on April 3-4, and hosted by the St. Helena Library. Sadly it had to be canceled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Meanwhile she was thrilled to be invited for a ZOOM bookclub meeting with the Pulpwood Queens Bookclub of Beaufort on April 21, which was great fun. (Many thanks to Jonathan Haupt, Executive Director of the Pat Conroy Literary Center in…

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May 2020

First Regional Library ZOOM Event

May 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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On Saturday, May 9, at 4 p.m. CST, Susan Cushman will be featured in a Zoom meeting, hosted by First Regional Library, which is a network of libraries in five counties in north Mississippi. She will be talking about her short story collection FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY. To join the meeting, CLICK THIS LINK: https://tinyurl.com/frlsusancushman Susan will be in conversation with David L. Brown, of First Regional Library. eBook copies of Friends of the Library are available on the library's…

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June 2020

Women of St. John Orthodox Church (Memphis) Book Club

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Susan will be meeting by ZOOM with the Women of St. John Orthodox Church's monthly BOOK CLUB on June 8 at 7 p.m. They have selected FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY as their book for June. Susan has been a member of St. John Orthodox Church in Memphis since 1988. She has met with this book club in person several times over the past few years, as they were reading her memoir TANGLES AND PLAQUES: A MOTHER AND DAUGHTER FACE ALZHIMER'S…

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