In Conversation with Marjorie Hudson
Join us on Wednesday, April 5th at 5:30 pm for an In Conversation event with author Marjorie Hudson. She’ll be chatting with friend and local author Scott Gould about her book Indigo Field.
In prose that’s been called “dazzling” and “mesmerizing,” in the animated voices of trees and birds and people, in Southern-voiced storytelling as deeply layered as that of Pat Conroy, Marjorie Hudson lays out a story that contains the soul of the South and leads us to a day of reckoning. We’re very excited to have her in store with us and can’t wait to hear all about her writing processes, what inspires her, and ask questions about her book.
So don’t miss out on this free event!
In the rural South, a retired colonel in an upscale retirement community grieves the sudden death of his wife on the tennis court. On the other side of the highway, an elderly Black woman grieves the murder of her niece by a white man. Between them lies an abandoned field where three centuries of crimes are hidden, and only she knows the explosive secrets buried there. When the colonel runs into her car, causing a surprising amount of damage, it sparks a feud that sets loose the spirits in the Field, both benevolent and vengeful. In prose that’s been called “dazzling” and “mesmerizing,” in the animated voices of trees and birds and people, in Southern-voiced storytelling as deeply layered as that of Pat Conroy, Marjorie Hudson lays out the boundaries of a field that contains the soul of the South and leads us to a day of reckoning.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
“I grew up in the North,” Marjorie says, “but I got here as fast as I could.”
Marjorie Hudson was born in a small town in Illinois and raised in Washington, D.C., where she graduated from American University with a degree in Journalism and Women’s Studies. After serving as features editor of National Parks Magazine, she moved to rural North Carolina, working as a freelance writer with a column interviewing nature photographers and publishing articles in Garden & Gun, American Land Forum, Wildlife in North Carolina, Our State Magazine, and North Carolina Literary Review. As copyediting chief for Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, she encountered the work of contemporary Southern writers such as Jill McCorkle, Kaye Gibbons, and Clyde Edgerton for the first time. Inspired, she turned her hand to fiction writing, and her first story won a statewide award judged by Shannon Ravenel. She earned an MFA from Warren Wilson College. She lives with her husband, Sam, and feisty small terrier DJ, on a century farm in North Carolina, where she mentors writers and reads poetry to trees.
“Mesmerizing . . . redemptive”
—Sue Monk Kidd, author of The Invention of Wings
“One of the rising novelists of the American South”
—Lenard Moore, author of Long Rain and The Geography of Jazz
“Dazzling. . . . A story for all time”
—Walter Bennett, author of Leaving Tuscaloosa and The Last First Kiss
- Dates: April 5, 2023
- Location: M. Judson Booksellers
- Address: 130 S. Main St. Suite 200, Greenville, SC 29601
- Time: 5:30 - 6:30 pm
- Price: Free