Grow the Cuss Up

The class assignment was to write a personal essay. Teachers understand such assignments are a risk. No telling what students will write about when their starting point is a coming-of-age place. Some write of their parents divorce. Some write about their own broken romances. It is not uncommon to get essays about bullying, rejection and [Read More...]

Interview with author Tom Franklin

Racism is at the heart of Mississippi writer Tom Franklin’s “Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter”. Join author Karen Spears Zacharias as she talks with Tom Franklin about his latest bestseller. Karen: How did the story of “Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter” first present itself to you? Tom: Way, way back in 2003, when “Hell at the Breech” [Read More...]


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