Mississippi Book Festival LIVE on Book TV - August 22
by Caitlin Hillyard

Book TV was LIVE from the inaugural Mississippi Book Festival held at the Mississippi State Capitol in Jackson, on Saturday, August 22nd, 2015. Watch the highlights.


Panel Discussion on Author Harper Lee

Kerry Madden, author of Up Close: Harper Lee

Author and Poet Sterling Plumpp

W. Ralph Eubanks, author and former director of publishing at the Library of Congress

Amanda Nelson, managing editor at Book Riot (moderator)

Panel on Author Eudora Welty

Pearl McHaney, author of A Tyrannous Eye: Eudora Welty's Nonfiction and Photographs;

Suzanne Marrs and Tom Nolan, authors of Meanwhile There Are Letters: The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and Ross Macdonald

Julia Eichelberger, author of Tell About Night Flowers

Sally Wolff, author of A Dark Rose: Love in Eudora Welty's Stories and Novels

Peggy Whitman, Millsaps College (moderator)

Panel on Civil Rights History

Tiyi Morris, author of Womanpower Unlimited and the Black Freedom Struggle in Mississippi

Jon Hale, author of To Write in the Light of Freedom

Aram Goudsouzian, author of Down to the Crossroads

Devery Anderson, author of Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement

Robby Luckett, Jackson State University (moderator)

Panel on History and Biography

Former Governor Haley Barbour, author of America's Great Storm

Don Thompson, author of Stennis: Ploughing a Straight Furrow

Stuart Stevens, author of The Last Season: A Father, A Son, and a Lifetime of College Football

Dennis Mitchell, author of A New History of Mississippi

Minion K.C. Morrison, author of Aaron Henry of Mississippi: Inside Agitator

Curtis Wilkie, University of Mississippi (moderator)

Panel on the Civil War

Michael Ballard, author of The Civil War in Mississippi: Major Campaigns and Battles

Timothy Smith, ayuthor of Mississippi in the Civil War: The Home Front

Thomas Parson, author of Work for Giants: The Campaign and Battles of Tupelo/Harrisburg

Justin S. Solonick, author of Engineering Victory: The Union Siege of Vicksburg

Tim Isbell, author of Vicksburg (moderator)