Book Festival

Authors coming to Jackson

The Mississippi Book Festival will be held Saturday, August 18 at the Mississippi State Capitol. Now in its fourth year, the festival brings more than 150 authors to the capitol grounds to celebrate a love of books and writing, connecting contemporary authors with their fans and new readers. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham returns with his new book, “The Soul of America.” He will be in conversation with political consultant Karl Rove. The festival is free and open to the public. For more information visit Preparing for the event are (from left, back) Stuart Rockoff; Holly Lange, festival executive director; Melanie Morgan; Katie McRae; Rob Pearigen; (front) John Evans; and Meacham.


Robert H. Watson will receive Mississippi College’s Award of Excellence at the university’s 2018 homecoming.

Activities include an October 26 awards banquet at Anderson Hall.