“It should be great,” says Tom Franklin. “Barbecued whole hog, free cocktails, live music, and short readings—all in the amazing Powerhouse.”
Oxford-based writers Franklin, Beth Ann Fennelly, and James Beard Award-winner John Currence will be the featured guests at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center on October 1, celebrating the launch of two releases on that date: Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey, Currence’s first book, and The Tilted World, the first co-authored novel by Franklin and Fennelly, who happen to be husband and wife and on the University of Mississippi faculty.
The party begins at 6 p.m. and will feature food, drinks, music, and comments from the guests of honor, along with introductory remarks from Mayor Pat Patterson and Chancellor Dan Jones.
The Powerhouse is at 413 South 14th Street, just east of Newk’s.