Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Dorsey to speak at Lunching with Books

Dorsey to speak at Lunching with Books

by The Itawamba County Times

Itawamba County Pratt Memorial Library on Friday, Feb. 26. Beginning at noon, the program will feature Mississippi writer Patricia Neely-Dorsey, who will be discussing her book “Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia: A Life in Poems.”

Neely-Dorsey is a 1982 graduate of Tupelo High School in Tupelo, Mississippi. She received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Boston University in Boston, Mass. After living for almost 20 years in Memphis, Tenn., working in the mental health field, she returned to her hometown in August 2007. Her first book of poetry was published in February, 2008, by Grant House Publishers.

Neely-Dorsey currently lives in Tupelo with her husband James, son Henry, and miniature schnauzer, Happy. She is a proud, active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., an avid reader, and passionate writer.

The author hopes, through her writings, to have an intimate conversation with readers about the South, giving an up close and personal view of the Southern way of life.

Using poetic storytelling, she seeks to not only entertain but also educate and enlighten, while helping to preserve the beautiful, rich southern culture, history and heritage that she knows, along with promoting and fostering an appreciation and understanding of the importance of cultural diversity, individuality, self expression and regional pride .