Friday, December 22, 2023

Mississippi Book Festival Moves to September

 The Mississippi Book Festival issued the following statement. 

The 2024 Mississippi Book Festival will take place on Saturday, September 14, at the State Capitol Complex. 

With overwhelming support from fans, partners, and funders, the festival is adopting a fall date to improve the visitor experience and to work better for publishers, authors, as well as school, college, and university partners.

According to Executive Director Ellen Daniels, “We’ve been considering a fall date for several years, but the heat last August helped us focus on the change.”

The 2023 festival welcomed more than 6,700 people to hear close to 170 participating authors take part in 47 official panels.

According to Daniels, “The Book Festival does a wonderful job celebrating Mississippi’s love of books and writers. Our great writers are household names and many of their stories are our stories. We look forward to next September and the opportunity to connect thousands of readers with another robust roster of acclaimed authors.”

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Anonymous said...

Yeah I sat in a booth next to some loud mouth yankees who volunteered last year. One of them went on and on about how backward but “sweet” everyone was. But her biggest gripe was the heat. I will never understand why, no matter where you travel in the work, you can always tell some loud mouth from New England by how absolutely loud and rude they are.

Anonymous said...

September is a half-step. October better, even better move the festival to the Trademart.

Anonymous said...

Which books are being burned? Is the list out yet?

Kingfish said...

Really? You tried to work in a comment about the federal reserve in to this? Nope.

Anonymous said...

No retard
You can’t find certain books about the history of central banking in the library.
That doesn’t necessarily mean the Fed.
It could be about the ECB or the BIS or any other Rothschild bank.
No, you aren’t a midwit. You are a half-wit!
Go back to guffawing at Bill Maher and Larry David.

Some of my best friends are uneducated rednecks said...

This is really cool.

KF keeps out a comment focused — allegedly — on the Federal Reserve. Objection, relevance, your honor. KF: “sustained.”

But the dude came back and clarified what he really is: a Jew-hater. He worked in (menacing background music) THE ROTHCHILDS, then told KF to go watch (checks notes) “Bill Maher or Larry David.”

How miserable must it be, to live in a sewer like Mississippi, and having no one to blame for your shitty life besides “THE JOOOOOOOS,” when dollars to donuts you’ve never met one.

Mississippi will always be the same, because of hateful white trash like 7:38.

Anonymous said...

"You can’t find certain books about the history of central banking in the library."

Or certain books about the history of the Germans bombing Pearl Harbor!

Toga! Toga! Toga!

Or maybe "Tora! Tora! Tora!" but I'm not sure if that is the same thing in German. Anyway, I'd like to buy 10,000 marbles, please - seems a lot of folks have lost all of theirs and since it's the holiday season I'd like to help them out.

Macy said...

I met Richard Ford this year! I love the festival and this move. The festival is one of the best events in the state.

Anonymous said...

8:36 said, "the dude came back and clarified what he really is: a Jew-hater."

Unless the guy has an Ivy League degree, then I am doubtful that he is a real Jew-hater.

Anonymous said...

Typical dishonest KF gaslighting kneejerk BS.
The comment was a quote from RATM and mentioned banned books in response to 5:36
He could approve it but he won’t because of his narrative

Anonymous said...

@9:23 —

The only degree that dude has came from an ad he saw in The Daily Stormer.

Anonymous said...

Several of y'all have lost your minds. This is great news about the book festival, the location is fantastic, and the weather effects could be solved by renting enclosed air-conditioned tents.

Anonymous said...

Bill Maher isn't Jewish or even (still) Catholic. Maher is an Irish name and he has made it clear he is very anti-religion.

Anonymous said...

And you say that, @2:32 AM, like it’s a bad thing.

Anonymous said...

It’s HOT in September

Anonymous said...

Not sure which library that nitwit is using, but I suggest that he look somewhere other than an elementary library.

Anonymous said...

"Not sure which library that nitwit is using, but I suggest that he look somewhere other than an elementary library."

It is a certainty that not every library, from the smallest elementary school library to the Library of Congress, do not have every book ever written. It would be logistically impossible even if any library wanted to collect every one and had unlimited funds to acquire them. Add to the list all the self-published and vanity output. Choices will be made for a variety of reasons. But if a library provides internet access, it is almost a certainty that someone could at least read any available book online, even it is some nonsensical conspiracy crap written by and for people who don't have the foggiest clue what they are writing or reading about. And even if this or that library didn't have internet access, access is hardly a rare thing for most of the US population. The suggestion that some deep secret is being or could be kept by somehow preventing certain libraries from having paper copies of whatever allegedly truth-exposing book is utter bullshit. That every library does not have one or more paper copies is certainly not self-evident proof of the conspiracies alleged in these idiotic screeds.

Since the particular book(s) about the reserve banking system the commenter alleged were not in whatever library for some implicitly nefarious reason, it is a safe guess it/they are among the long list of nonsensical crap churned out constantly to appeal to ill-informed conspiracy kooks on that topic, not actual history books about banking or its systems written by anyone with even a semi-reasonable claim to know what in the hell they are writing about.

Anonymous said...

My goodness. A simple, informative, and otherwise safe topic is hijacked in the very first post with hate.

WTF? So this great thing, this highly respected book festival, is reduced into a megaphone for hate. Hate of new englanders, hate of Jews, hate of ivy-league colleges. And some really bored snot who wants to show how much he/she hates folks dumber than they (or at least KF). WTF is wrong with you? Insecure maybe? Get help.

No wonder this state is last.

Anonymous said...

It’s so wonderful. I volunteered at Galloway this summer. I heard an interview with Ann Patchett and one with Richard Russo. Two panel discussions introduced me to new authors (new to me only). I cannot believe this has been happening thirty miles from me.
That was just one place that Saturday. The same thing was happening at other downtown locations. I just can’t see the negative.

Anonymous said...

I'm not crazy about the location. Most seminars are filled to the brim and if you are 10 minutes early it will be too late .

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