‘Rivers’ author coming to Brown Bag luncheon

Join us at Bruce Library Tuesday, Dec. 3 at noon for a Brown Bag Luncheon with Michael Farris Smith.

Smith, a native Mississippian, has spent time living abroad in France and Switzerland.
He has been awarded the Mississippi Arts Commission Literary Arts Fellowship, the Transatlantic Review Award for Fiction, the Alabama Arts Council Fellowship Award for Literature, and the Brick Streets Press Short Story Award.

Michael Farris Smith

His short fiction has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and his essays have appeared with The New York Times, Catfish Alley, University Press of Mississippi, and more. He currently lives in Columbus with his wife and two daughters.

Smith’s first novel “Rivers” was published in September. “Rivers” tells the story of Cohen, a resident of an abandoned hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast.

“Following years of catastrophic hurricanes, the Gulf Coast—stretching from the Florida panhandle to the western Louisiana border—has been brought to its knees. The region is so punished and depleted that the government has drawn a new boundary ninety miles north of the coastline.
Life below the Line offers no services, no electricity, and no resources, and those who stay behind live by their own rules. Cohen is one who stayed.”

Coffee and dessert will be served. Brown Bag Luncheons are sponsored by Friends of the Bruce Library.