Friday, February 29, 2008

Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration

The annual Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration featured the theme around the life and works of famous Southern writer, Richard Wright born in Natchez in 1808. Sam and Josie Rosfin traveled from Seattle, Washington to stay at Monmouth Plantation while they were attending the four day writers' conference.

Southern writers and dignitaries participated in the lectures and discussions of Southern writers – past and present. Richard Wright's daughter, Julia Wright of Paris, France was the keynote speaker. Wright authored the blockbuster writings, "Black Boy" and "Native Son". The final day of the celebration included a luncheon at Monmouth Plantation for the relatives of Richard Wright. Over sixty family members were present to celebrate Mr. Wright's life and writings.
-Peggy Voss

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