Author: Jenna Mason

Blessed Are The Piece Makers

BY CHRISTINA STEUBE PHOTOS BY BRUCE NEWMAN The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council first started the Oxford Fiber Arts Festival as a way to celebrate fiber artisans in North Mississippi. Eight years later, the event has grown into an entire weekend of educational opportunities and cultural experiences. It is the largest and oldest fiber arts festival in the state. The festival came to fruition when YAC director Wayne Andrews and former University Museum director William Andrews wanted to develop a niche opportunity for people in North Mississippi. During the first festival, the Museum featured an exhibit by Gee’s Bend Quiltmakers, a...

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Five Questions with Jamie Quatro

BY ALEC HARVEY First-time novelist Jamie Quatro comes to Square Books Jan. 23 to sign “Fire Sermon,” but it’s not the book she thought she’d be signing here. “Fire Sermon” came to her while writing “Two-Step Devil,” which, you’ll read below, is on track to become her second novel. But first, the Georgia-based Quatro, a contributing editor to the Oxford American, talks about the side project that became the main event. What made you decide to write a novel? Necessity. I was under contract for a different novel, called “Two-Step Devil,” which is still in progress. “Fire Sermon,” as...

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