Visiting Writers

Visiting Writer Michael Pollan and local Chef Miles McMath

story booth, Crosstown Arts’ literary hub, collaborates with Memphis’ independent booksellers (Laurelwood Booksellers and Burke’s Book Store) to host acclaimed writers for our Visiting Writers series. In the past three years, we’ve hosted literary writers such as first-novel award winner Margaret Wrinkle, National Book Award nominee and bestselling Memphis native Alan Lightman, National Book Award-winning young adult writer Jacqueline Woodson, and international bestselling food writer Michael Pollan.

Robert Olen Butler: Perfume River
Margaret Wrinkle: Wash
James Scott: The Kept
Amy Greene: Long Man
Holly George-Warren: A Man Called Destruction / The Life and Music of Alex Chilton
Bill Cotter: The Parallel Apartments
Michael Pollan: Cooked
John Brandon: Further Joy
Making Memphis: Corey Mesler, Willie Bearden, Dan Conaway
Jacqueline Woodson: Brown Girl Dreaming
Tim Johnston: Descent
Jamie Kornegay: Soil
Alan Lightman: Screening Room
Alysia Burton Steele: Delta Jewels



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