The EMRYS Experience

This past Monday, March 28th, I had the chance to read my new book alongside author Joni Tevis, who is also an author of a collection of essays. The reading took place at M. Judson bookstore, an intimate setting that felt right for the reading. Everything went smoothly — the audience was attentive, laughed appropriately, and seemed to appreciate that the past lingers in ways we can’t appreciate until we gain perspective.

I read my essay titled “The Mayor” (Chapter 11 in my book), which was timely given the political climate right now, especially back in Alabama where the governor has just been caught having an affair.

The Q&A session following the reading was great, with Joni Tevis and I asking each other questions. A surprising note, though, was that she compared me to Garrison Keillor. I’ve never seen that!

Also, I am excited to announce that the official launch party for Don’t Date Baptists will happen on April 26th at M. Judson!

 

Published by

Terry Barr

I teach Creative Nonfiction, Food and Literature, Southern Film, and Modern Novel at Presbyterian College. I write narrative nonfiction essays and have been published widely in places such as Red Fez, Graze, Belle Reve Literary Journal, Remarkable Doorways, Quail Bell Magazine, Full Grown People, Rougarou, and Red Truck Review. I am married with two daughters, and listen avidly to independent rock, blues, and outlaw and traditional country music.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s