Millsaps Arts and Lecture Series features writers, music dance and talks

The Millsaps Arts and Lecture Series for the 2019-2020 season includes seven more programs, all in the Recital Hall of the Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex on the campus.

On Tuesday, September 10, the Annual Writers’ Program will feature writers Margaret McMullan and Minrose Clayton Gwin. The authors will read from their works and discuss their writing processes. This program is sponsored by the Millsaps College Visiting Writers’ Series.

The October 8 program will be An Evening with Caroline Herring in Concert.  The American singer/songwriter inspires audiences through her songs about injustice, hope and perseverance.

On November 12 Mississippi journalists will discuss writing about Delta characters and the place that created them. Featured journalists will be Ray Mosby, Woodrow Wilkins, Jamie Patterson and Richard Grant.

David Hampton, former Clarion-Ledger editor, will moderate the panel discussion.

The January 14 program will celebrate 100 years of Women’s Suffrage with the anniversary of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing women the right to vote.  Historians Dr. Rebecca Tuuri of USM and Dr. Shennette Garrett-Scott of the University of Mississippi will join Millsaps professor Dr. Nathan Shrader to share the historical perspective, key achievements and current challenges. Carol Andersen, co-president of the Mississippi chapter of the League of Women Voters, will moderate the discussion.  This program is sponsored by the Mississippi Chapter of the League of Women Voters.

The Tuesday, February 18 Arts and Lecture program features international recording artist and four-time Grammy nominee, Dorothy Moore. Peggy Brown, executive director of the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame, will interview Moore about her life and career, and then Moore will perform some of her greatest hits.

On March 24 the program “The Art and Science of Coral Reef Conservation” will feature Dr. James W. Porter, professor of Ecology, Emeritus, from the University of Georgia at Athens.  Dr. Porter will discuss the conservation efforts and show portions of his Emmy Award winning film, Chasing Coral.

Kinetic Etchings Dance Project will perform at the final season program April 28.  The contemporary dance company uses movement to tell stories, create images and connect with audiences. All members of the group have been trained in classical ballet.

All programs will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and $5 for students. Season tickets are available and may be ordered online at

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