Susan Cushman with Ann Fisher-Wirth, Jennifer Horne & Nancy Anne Mardis for All Night, All Day

Please help Square Books welcome Susan Cushamn and her collection of personal essays All Night, All Day: life, death & angelsTuesday, December 5th at 5:00 PM at Off Square Books. Cushman will be in conversation with contributors  Ann Fisher-Wirth, Jennifer Horne and Nancy Anne Mardis.

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About the Book

All Night, All Day is an inspirational collection of personal essays, stories, and poems by outstanding women authors who write about the appearance of the divine in their lives. Some of these angels come to save a life or change a flat tire. Some appear to warn people, tell them what to do, suggest more vegetables and maybe better shoes.
Contributors: Cassandra King - Suzanne Henley - River Jordan - Sally Palmer Thomason - Natasha Trethewey - Sonja Livingston - Johnnie Bernhard - Frederica Mathewes-Green - Angela Jackson-Brown - Christa Allan - Renea Winchester - Jacqueline Allen Trimble - Mandy Haynes - Wendy Reed - Lisa Gornick - Jennifer Horne - Ann Fisher-Wirth - Averyell Kessler - Lauren Camp - Cathy Smith Bowers - Nancy Dorman-Hickson - Joanna Siebert - Susan Cushman - Claire Fullerton - Julie Cantrell

About Susan Cushman

 

Susan Cushman was born in Jackson, Mississippi and went to school at the University of Mississippi. She moved to Memphis in 1988 where she and her husband continued to raise their three children. Fast forward thirty-four years, and they have four granddaughters.

Cushman was co-director of the 2013 and 2010 Oxford  (Mississippi) Creative Nonfiction Conferences.  She was director of the 2011 Memphis Creative Nonfiction Workshop. She was a panelist at the 2017 Decatur Book Festival, the 2012, 2017, and 2018 Southern Festival of Books, the 2017 and 2018, 2021, and 2023 Mississippi Book Festival, the 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022, and 2023 Louisiana Book Festival, the 2018 Mississippi Writers Guild Conference, the 2018 and 2023 Alabama Writers Conclave Conference, the 2018 Pat Conroy Literary Center Visiting Author Series, the 2019 Southern Literary Festival, and the 2020 AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Professionals) annual conference.

Her published books include five she has written: Pilgrim Interrupted (essay collection), John and Mary Margaret (novel), Friends of the Library (short stories), Tangles and Plaques: A Mother and Daughter Face Alzheimer’s (a memoir), and Cherry Bomb (a novel).  She has edited four collections of essays: All Night, All Day: life, death, & Angels, Southern Writers WritingA Second Blooming: Becoming the Women We Are Meant to Be, and The Pulpwood Queens Celebrate 20 Years! In addition she has over a dozen essays published in five anthologies and various journals and magazines.

Much of Susan’s writing is infused with elements of her own life, including the very mystical spirituality of her Orthodox Christian faith and the personal demons she has been chasing since childhood. Her essays, short stories, memoir, and novels all reflect what she has learned through many dark nights of the soul, but also contain elements of hope and healing and honor her Southern roots. When Susan isn’t writing, she’s reading, traveling, leading a monthly writing workshop at a senior living facility, driving homeless women to an overnight shelter, or participating in activities at her church, St. John Orthodox Church in Memphis.

About Ann Fisher-Wirth

Ann Fisher-Wirth teaches poetry workshops and seminars, 20th-century American literature, and a wide range of courses in environmental literature. She also directs the Environmental Studies minor at the University of Mississippi. A senior fellow and board member of The Black Earth Institute, she was 2017 Anne Spencer Poet in Residence at Randolph College in Virginia. She has held a senior Fulbright at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, and the Fulbright Distinguished Chair of American Studies at Uppsala University, Sweden. In 2006 she was President of the 1000-member Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE); also in 2006 she was Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the Year and College of Liberal Arts Teacher of the Year. She has received numerous awards for her work, which appears widely in journals, online, and in anthologies. She and her husband, Peter Wirth, have taught at the University of Mississippi for 30 years.

About Jennifer Horne

Jennifer Horne is the Poet Laureate of Alabama (2017–2021). She’s the author of three collections of poems, a collection of short stories, and has edited four volumes of poetry, essays, and stories. Her latest work is a biography of the writer Sara Mayfield, forthcoming from the University of Alabama Press.

About Nancy Anne Mardis

Nancy Anne Mardis teaches business law and personal financial management at the Fogelman College of Business and Economics at the University of Memphis. Mardis is also an event-sketcher and freelance artist.

Books: 
All Night, All Day: life, death & angels By Susan Cushman (Editor) Cover Image
By Susan Cushman (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781956440454
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Madville Publishing LLC - June 20th, 2023

All Night, All Day is an inspirational collection of personal essays, stories, and poems by outstanding women authors who write about the appearance of the divine in their lives. Some of these angels come to save a life or change a flat tire. Some appear to warn people, tell them what to do, suggest more vegetables and maybe better shoes.


Event date: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2023 - 5:00pm
Off Square Books
129 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
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