Headshot of playwright Lloyd Suh smiling

w. ralph eubanks

October 19 at 7:30pm

Annual Vocation of the Writer talk, co-sponsored with the McFarland Center

Ralph Eubanks is the author of A Place Like Mississippi, a book that takes readers on a tour of real and imagined landscapes that have inspired generations of writers.  His previous books include Ever Is a Long Time: A Journey into Mississippi and The House at the End of the Road: The Story of Three Generations of an Interracial Family in the American South.  Eubanks has written for the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, American Scholar, New Yorker, WIRED, and National Public Radio.  In 2023, he was honored with the Mississippi Governor’s Arts Award for literary excellence.  He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, New America Foundation, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and, most recently, the Center for the Study of Southern Culture.  Eubanks will present the annual talk on the Vocation of the Writer, co-sponsored by Creative Writing and the McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture.

The Working Writers Series is an annual lecture series that brings writers to campus to read from their works, discuss their craft, and answer questions from students and community members.


October 19 at 7:30pm




Rehm Library
Smith Hall

Presented by

The Creative Writing Program