In partnership with Louisiana State University, Louisiana Division of the Arts, Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, EGSA, and New Delta Review, the annual Delta Mouth Literary Festival promotes literary arts in Baton Rouge by bringing together writers of national acclaim with some of Louisiana's own writers, artists and performers.
Friday, November 6, 2009
Featured Reader: Laurie Lynn Drummond
Laurie Lynn Drummond’s collection of linked stories, Anything You Say Can and Will be Used Against You (HarperCollins 2004), was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award and won the Best Book Award from the Texas Institute of Letters and the Violet Crown Award from the Writers’ League of Texas, and has been translated into Finnish, Japanese, and French. A story from her collection, “Something About a Scar,” won the 2005 Edgar Award for Best Short Story. Her fiction has appeared in journals such as The Southern Review, New Delta Review, Story, New Virginia Review, Black Warrior Review, and Fiction. Her essays, several of which have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and cited in Best American Essays, have been published in Creative Nonfiction, Fourth Genre, Brevity, and River Teeth. A recipient of a 2008 Oregon Literary Fellowship in Literary Nonfiction, she is working on a memoir, Losing My Gun, and a novel, Memories of the Living, Lives of the Dead. A former police officer in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Drummond received her MFA from LSU in 1991. She now teaches fiction and memoir in the MFA Program at the University of Oregon, where she also directs the Kidd Tutorial Program.