We’ve got a very special afternoon planned with local artist Barb Toland. She’ll be in store demonstrating her painting process working on canvas. We also carry several of Barb’s paintings for sale. Come support local art!
We are pleased to welcome local author Kimberly Blythe-Benson to M. Judson in celebration of the launch of her book, Every Wise Woman Buildeth Her House. Kimberly is an evangelist, author and certified training facilitator. She’ll be here from 2-5pm signing books and sharing the story behind her story. Support local writers!
Join us at 6:30pm in conversation with Minrose Gwin, author of Promise, one of the picks for our Southern Lit bookclub this season.
Based on the true story of a catastrophic tornado that struck Tupelo, MS at the height of the Great Depression, Promise begins in the aftermath of terrific devastation. Half of Tupelo has been leveled, and some two hundred people counted dead—not including the unmeasured loss from the African-American community. This story of racial divide, good and evil, loss and hope, unfolds from two female perspectives, one black and one white, to offer a sympathetic and affecting portrait of events now mostly lost to history.
Lindsey Jones, editor of Edible Upcountry and leader of M. Judson's Southern Lit bookclub, will be on hand with questions for Minrose, who grew up in Tupelo amongst family legends and lore about the tornado. We look forward to hearing her story behind this story. Minrose is also the author of the novel The Queen of Palmyra, the memoir Wishing for Snow, and several other scholarly works. She lives in Chapel Hill and Albuquerque, New Mexico.
This event is completely free!
For the past 40 years, “The American Story with Bob Dotson” has been a staple on NBC’s The Today Show, richly colored snapshots of real people and their everyday lives of talent, ingenuity, skill and heart. In the tradition of Charles Kuralt, with the sharp insight of Ira Glass and a warmth all his own, Bob is an expert storyteller. We are so proud to welcome him to the Greenville community, where he and his wife Linda now make their home.
To celebrate, we’re hosting a Sunday Sit-Down Supper in his honor. Chef Samuel Dominguez from Halls Chophouse is putting together a menu to highlight Bob’s book, American Story: A Lifetime Search For Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things, a copy of which is included in your ticket. And Bob will be on hand to talk about all that good stuff that didn’t quite make it to the page, how he got started as a journalist, and what the next chapter holds for him. Join us for this very special evening.
M.Judson and The Chocolate Moose will be closing at 6:30pm for a private event.