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Southaven library to host Tara Stringfellow during National Library Week

The M.R. Davis Library in Southaven is hosting poet Tara Stringfellow as part of the library’s celebration of National Library Week, which is April 23-29. 

Stringfellow will come to the Southaven library on Tuesday, April 25 at 6 p.m. She is the author of a national bestseller “Memphis,” a novel that was featured on the Today Show as a “Read with Jenna” selection.  Stringfellow is also a recent Women’s Fiction Prize nominee.  

According to her biography, Stringfellow is a poet, former attorney, Northwestern University MFA graduate, and semifinalist for the Fulbright Fellowship, 

She has written for Collective Unrest, Minerva Rising, Jet Fuel Review, Women Arts Quarterly Journal, and Apogee Journal, among other publications. 

After having lived in Okinawa, Ghana, Chicago, Cuba, Spain, Italy, and Washington, DC, she moved back home to Memphis, where she sits on her porch swing every evening with her hound, Huckleberry, listening to records and chatting with neighbors.

Copies of Memphis will be for sale thanks to Novel bookstore and the Friends of Southaven Public Library. There will be book signing opportunities after the author presentation. 

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