""Derrick Harriell

Monday, September 24

  • 3:30 p.m. Reading at Montevallo
  • 7:00 p.m. Reading at Samford

Tuesday, September 25

  • 11:00 a.m. Reading BSC

Wednesday, September 26

  • 10:10 a.m. Reading Miles
  • 3:00 p.m. Reading at UAB

Derrick Harriell resides, with his wife and son, in Oxford MS and teaches in the English and African American Studies programs at the University of Mississippi where he also directs the Master of Fine Arts in creative writing program. His poem collections are Cotton (Aquarius Press- Willow Books 2010), Ropes (Aquarius Press-Willow Books 2013-winner of the 2014 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Poetry Book Award), and Stripper in Wonderland (LSU Press 2017). His poems and essays have been published widely.

""Jean Guerrero

Monday March 4

  • 3:30 p.m. Reading at Montevallo
  • 7:00 p.m. Reading at Samford

Tuesday, March 5

  • 11:00 a.m. Reading at BSC

Wednesday, March 6

  • 10:10 a.m. Reading at Miles
  • 3:00 p.m. Reading at UAB

Jean Guerrero is a multimedia reporter with experience covering Latin America. She started her career at the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires in Mexico City as a foreign correspondent. She covered commodities in Mexico, Central America, and the Andean region for video, print, and online. She filmed the Wall Street Journal Mexico City Bureau’s first interview with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and trekked through mountains with coffee smugglers, opium poppy producers, maize farmers, and more.

She won the PEN/FUSION Emerging Writers Prize in 2016 and has also been recognized by the San Diego Press Club and the Hearst Journalism Awards. Her work has also appeared in The Economist, The Seattle Times, Las Vegas Sun, San Diego CityBeat, Makeshift Magazine, Beacon and other publications.

Jean was born and raised in San Diego, holds a B.A. in journalism and a minor in neuroscience from the University of Southern California. She also has an MFA degree in creative nonfiction from Goucher College. Her book, Crux: A Border Crossing Memoir hit #1 on the NYT’s Bestseller List for August 2018.

The schedule and author biographies also can be found here.

For more information contact Bryn Chancellor at bchancellor@montevallo.edu