The Live Oak Reading Series: Sidney Thompson
Sidney Thompson is the author of Follow the Angels, Follow the Doves, an historical novel about the legendary African-American lawman Bass Reeves, who was the inspiration for the folk hero the Lone Ranger. Thompson’s other books are You/Wee: Poems from a Father (2018) and Sideshow, winner of Foreword Magazine’s Silver Award for Short Story Collection of the Year (2006). His fiction has received numerous awards and appeared in such literary journals and anthologies as The Carolina Quarterly, Cleaver Magazine, The Cortland Review, Grey Sparrow Journal, R.kv.r.y. Quarterly Literary Journal, The Southern Review, Stories from the Blue Moon Café (Volumes 1 & 2), storySouth, Writing Texas, and Waxwing Literary Journal.
He holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Arkansas and a Ph.D. in American literature/African-American narratives from the University of North Texas. He grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, and now serves as a writing consultant for the William L. Adams Center for Writing and teaches composition, creative writing, and African-American literature at Texas Christian University.
Tuesday, March 3 at 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
J.M. Moudy North Visual Arts and Communication Building, 141
2805 South University Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76109