Join us at Delta State University in Cleveland, MS
April 16th, 17th & 18th!
The Southern Literary Festival was founded in 1937 at Blue Mountain college by a committee of representatives from ten Southern colleges, including Belhaven, Millsaps, and the University of Mississippi.
Derrick Harriell was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He’s worked as assistant poetry editor for Third World Press and The Cream City Review and has taught community writing workshops for individuals of all ages, including senior citizens. A two-time Pushcart Nominee, Harriell’s poems have appeared in various literary journals and anthologies. Cotton (Aquarius Press-Willow Books 2010) is his first collection of poems.
Delta State University is a public institution providing a comprehensive undergraduate and graduate curriculum to approximately 3,500 students representing all of the states and 50 different countries.