Saints and Sinners Festival Fun, Fun and More Fun!


I served on a panel with other authors Rich Barnett, Martin Hyatt, Martin Pousson and moderator Jeff Mann. The topic was Home is Where the Art Is: Or is It?  So fascinating to hear everyone’s stories about the impact our beginnings have had on our writing…from Appalachian mountain man to Louisiana Bayou boys, from Voodoo practicing to Pentecostal preachers, from families and extended families who couldn’t understand us –  we escaped to places away from home like San Francisco, New York City, Rehoboth, Delaware; Columbia, South Carolina. The journeys became the impetus for our words.

I had an opportunity to read an excerpt from my short story that is included in the Saints and Sinners Anthology for 2017. It was really fun! Pretty and my other two Peeps who made the trip from South Carolina were the best support anyone could have had…really made it much easier to read when I saw them beaming in the audience.

Beignets anyone??

You bet!

Peep Posse in New Orleans

Our good Columbia friends Nekki and Francie met us in NOLA and we have been women on a roll in the Big Easy. Francie and I watched the Gamecock men bust everyone’s brackets this afternoon from a perch at the Boomtown Casino while Pretty and Nekki took a historical tour of the city where they saw a poster for a Chris Rock concert tonight. Enough said.

So, if you’re looking for us tonight, go to the Saenger Theater and get ready to throw down with Chris!

About Sheila Morris

Sheila Morris is an essayist with humorist tendencies and a passion for photojournalism. She has published four nonfiction books including two memoirs, an essay collection and a collection of her favorite blogs from I'll Call It Like I See It. She has been blogging for seven years as her alter ego, The Red Man, her rescued Welsh terrier but now is reduced to writing as herself since the Red Man left Casa de Canterbury for good in February of 2016. She is a displaced Texan living in South Carolina with her wife Teresa Williams and their dogs Spike and Charly.
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4 Responses to Saints and Sinners Festival Fun, Fun and More Fun!

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hey Sheila,
    I’m very proud of you.
    NDM

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Cindy says:

    Congratulations on your award & The Final Four! I truly enjoy reading your blog- I look forward to it every day- kind of like my grandfather who was a farmer all his life. At 12:00 he had lunch- turned on the radio and listened Paul Harvey- and he always tuned in for the rest of the story! I do the same with your blog! Take Care!

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