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Mississippi Book Festival on August 22, 2015
J. Moffett Walker is excited about participating in the Mississippi Book Festival on August 22, 2015. The first Statewide affair will be held at the State Capitol (Jackson) From 9 AM to 6 PM.

Celebrates John Grisham , Greg Ilse and others will be present. Walker and her seven books will be available: Church Folk; Muh (Mother); The Powerful Web of Kinfolk; Muh’s Cookbook: Recipes before 1930; The Mississippi I Love; Blueprints of Sir Michael; and Earth Angel.

Joedda Gore, author of Sugarman, will also represent Clinton. Indie bookseller, authors’ booths, live music and much more will be included at the literary lawn party. The public is invited and the admission is free.

The Hinds Ledger, Wednesday, August 19, 2015, issue featured J. Moffett Walker with an image. She and author, Joedda Gore will be participating in the first Mississippi Statewide Book Festival held on the lawn of the capitol in Jackson, Mississippi. John Grisham and Greg Iles will be the keynote speakers. Walker's seven books, including Blueprints of Sir Michael will be available. Gore will have her book, Sugarman, available also.

The festival is FREE!

J. Moffett Walker is speaking at Quisenberry Library in Clinton, Mississippi
J. Moffett Walker is speaking at Quisenberry Library in Clinton, Mississippi, for four Mondays in June. The library is recognizing the accomplishments of the late Dr. Margaret Walker Alexander, author and professor of Jackson State University who would have been 100 years old this summer. J. Moffett Walker was selected to speak because she was a student of Dr. Walker (No relation).

On June 8, 2015, J. Moffett Walker will read her tribute poem, "Ms. Substance," from her book, The Mississippi I Love and one of her essays (unpublished) "A Teacher of All Times." Kim Corbett, librarian, will show a historical video, "For My People: The Life and Writings of Margaret Walker Alexander."

The next three Mondays, June 15th, June 22nd, and June 29th, K. Corbett, librarian and J. Moffett Walker, author will lead discussions, about Jubliee, Dr. Margaret Walker Alexander's historical slavery novel. The 58 chapters of the book will be divided for those three sessions.

Discussion Schedule for Jubilee by Margaret Walker Alexander
Led by Kim Corbett and J. Moffett Walker

  • June 15, 2015 - Chapters 1 through 20
  • June 22, 2015 - Chapters 21 through 40
  • June 29, 2016 - Chapters 41 through 58

The program is free and the public is invited. The sessions begin at 7:00 P. M.

"Living in a Danger Zone"
This essay is forthcoming in the fall of 2015 and will appear in Tales of Our Lives, Matilda Butler, Editor, Milbridge, ME, Knowledge Access Books

On yesterday, March 21, 2015, I had a one in a life time experience. I was the Program Guide for the 90 year old A. C. McKenzie, a World War 11 Purple Heart Veteran's celebration, held in the Eagle Ridge Conference Room, Hinds Community College, Raymond, MS. His family, friends, church family and the United States Army gave Veteran McKenzie a celebration to be forever remembered. Besides the Purple Heart, Mr. McKenzie received about a half-dozen other awards from the Army.

Another highlight came for me when I was asked to read a congratulatory communication from the White House signed by the Honorable President Obama and First-Lady Michelle Obama. That day I shall always treasure.

Settlers' Day Presentation
J, Moffett Walker spoke at the Clinton Visitor Center, Clinton, Mississippi, on Saturday, September 27, 2014. The center hosted "Settlers' Day." She was asked to do a reading. She chose to write a poem, "The Natchez Trace, An All-American Road. The affair was well attended, about five hundred or more. The audience seemed to have enjoyed her poem where she gave a colorful history of the Natchez Trace. The Natchez Trace is a federal highway that runs through Clinton.The 444 mile all-American Road stretches from Nashville to Natchez. Not only that, the audience was anticipating her to read her original poem. She had received publicity about her presentation in the Clinton Courier, the city's newspaper. And, the week following her presentation, The local newspaper ran two pages of the affair activities including a color picture of J. Moffett Walker reading her poem. Additional information and pictures can be viewed at www.theclintoncourier.net.

Order "Earth Angel" Now
I am pleased to announce that Earth Angel is now available at InTheBookstand.com, which features books by today's best indie authors, in the Fiction/Drama section.