Thursday, December 15

Food Focus at Feb 23-26 Natchez Lit and Cinema Fest

The 17th annual Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration, in Natchez, Mississippi, will explore Southern food. Titled Biscuits, Gumbo, Sweet Tea, and Bourbon Balls: Southern Food and Drink in History, Literature, and Film, the event will be Feb. 23-26, 2006, at the Natchez Convention Center.

Speakers include, among others, John Egerton, Jessica Harris, Amy Evans, Robert St. John, Martha Foose, Gayden Metcalfe, and Kenneth Holditch.

Most of the NLCC is free of charge, in part because of funding by the Mississippi Humanities Council and a matching challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Information is available by calling toll-free 866-296-NLCC (6522) or 601-446-1289; emailing or visiting the web site: