Susan Cushman is author of five books: Pilgrim Interrupted (essays/memoir), John and Mary Margaret (novel), Friends Of The Library (short stories), Cherry Bomb (a novel) and Tangles and Plaques: A Mother And Daughter Face Alzheimer’s (a memoir). She is editor of three anthologies: Southern Writers on Writing, A Second Blooming: Becoming The Women We Are Meant To Be, and The Pulpwood Queens Celebrate 20 Years! 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, 2018 and 2021 Mississippi Book Festival, the 2017 Decatur Book Festival, the 2012, 2017 and 2018 Southern Festival of Books, the 2013, 2018 and 2019 Louisiana Book Festival, a speaker at the 2018 Mississippi Writers Guild Conference, the 2018 Alabama Writers Conclave Conference, the 2019 Southern Literary Festival, the 2019 Middle Tennessee State University Writers Conference, and the 2020 AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Professionals) Conference. A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Cushman lives in Memphis. Read more at www.susancushman.com.
This monthly virtual Open Mic Night is presented on Zoom in a partnership of the South Carolina Writers Association and the Pat Conroy Literary Center. The featured writer for September is Susan Cushman, author of Pilgrim Interrupted. Join us live from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 on the Conroy Center’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/440417244397991 for readings by a pantheon of participating writers from in and beyond our South Carolina Lowcountry. Interested in reading as part of Open Mic? Contact@patconroyliterarycenter.org. Registration is not required.