A fourth book in the Mississippi “Hidden History” series has been published by a Mississippi State faculty member and journalism adviser.
Joshua K. Foreman, an instructor in MSU’s communication department and adviser to The Reflector student newspaper, has released “Hidden History of Natchez,” co-written with Ryan Starrett — a fellow Jackson native and Foreman’s childhood friend.
The History Press book series penned by the two authors details the mysteries and hidden aspects of the Deep South and explores stories of early Mississippians about whom little has previously been known.
Foreman and Starrett are planning future books about the larger Natchez Trace area, the Mississippi Delta and North Mississippi regions. More information about the authors is available at www.foremanstarrett.com.
As part of the Hidden History series, Foreman and Starrett published in 2018 “Hidden History of Jackson,” in 2019 “Hidden History of the Mississippi Sound,” and in 2020 “Hidden History of New Orleans.”
The duo also wrote “Dallas Tough,” an early history of the city, in 2020.
Reserve spot now for author event
Robert St. John and Anthony Thaxton, authors of “Walter Anderson: The Extraordinary life and Art of the Islander,” will sign books for about an hour starting at 11 a.m. Dec. 15, at Friendly City Books, 1118 5th St. N., Columbus.
You can make a reservation by visiting facebook.com/events/256994679749630.
Diaper distribution set for Dec. 18
Diaper Bank of the Delta will host a Homecoming Community Diaper Distribution from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Concord Community Center, 52 Shady Lane, Columbus.
The nonprofit will distribute diapers and hand sanitizer to family during this drive-thru event.
Limit one pack of diapers or menstrual product per child or family.
For information, call 662-351-3844 or email email@example.com.
Student works on display at Mississippi State gallery
Select work from Mississippi State School of Architecture studios are on display through Jan 15, 2022 at the Charlotte and Richard McNeel Architecture Gallery in Giles Hall. The exhibition is run by Tau Sigma Delta, an architecture honor society.
Submit art for upcoming SAAC exhibit
Starkville Area Arts Council is accepting submissions for its upcoming Art in Public Places exhibit featuring works by Oktibbeha County students.
This hybrid show will feature works on display in the Greater Starkville Development Partnership lobby and online. The exhibit will run March 8 to May 2, 2022, with an opening reception March 8.
Students may only submit one work to this exhibit. Submissions are due by Feb. 4, 2022.
For information and to submit artwork, visit the website starkvillearts.net/creativeeconomy.html .
Jesseca Bass joins SAAC as AmeriCorps VISTA
Jesseca Bass has joined the Starkville Area Arts Council as its newest AmeriCorps VISTA. She joined the staff Dec. 7.
SAAC is still looking for interns for 2021-2022. For information on the position, visit the SAAC website, starkvillearts.net.