It's the beginning of another fall semester, but Memphians looking to see, hear, and talk to out-of-town authors will be disappointed -- disappointed that this year the River City Writers Series at the University of Memphis has no authors, at this time, scheduled. Blame it on funding cuts, and hope that it's short-term. It was only last March that the writers series brought Elizabeth Strout to Memphis. A month later, Strout won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for Olive Kitteridge.
Over at Rhodes College, there's, so far, one visiting-author event slated, and it's Thursday, September 17th. That's when the college will host not one but three returning alumnae -- Christina LaPrease, Aisha Sharif, and Caki Wilkinson -- who will read from their poetry starting at 7:30 p.m. in Blount Auditorium inside Buckman Hall.
A little background on the poets: