Clay Motley to discuss his research on Clarksdale, Mississippi & David Bell on his latest book

  • Please note: Dr. Motley offers a 1.5h colloquium this spring, The Cultures of the Mississippi Delta (HON 300-001, CRN: 31757, Tue, 12.45-2.05, Cherry Hall 211)

Dr. David Bell, WKU Associate Professor of English, and Dr. Clay Motley, Associate Director for Academics for the Honors College, will be speaking in November at Barnes & Noble Booksellers on Campbell Lane.

Dr. David Bell

Kirkus Reviews calls his latest book “an intriguing, layered psychological thriller” and Publishers Weekly says “Bell does a good job of exposing the steaminess underlying seemingly placid smalltown life…sensational.”

Dr. Bell is the author of five novels: Never Come Back, The Hiding Place, The Girl in the Woods, Cemetery Girl and The Condemned. He has quickly been coined as a “go to” author for mystery/thrillers. His talk will include insight to his latest book along with his expertise in writing in this particular genre.

Dr. Clay Motley

The following week, Dr. Motley will offer his knowledge with A Piece of the True Cross(roads) in Clarksdale, Mississippi at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 as part of the Far Away Places speaker series.

Dr. Motley, a scholar of the blues, early country and early rock n’ roll, is working on a grant-funded research project to examine Clarksdale, Miss., its history, and its musical heritage. His talk at Barnes & Noble will focus on how Clarksdale’s political and business leaders have recently begun using the city’s rich music history and culture to attract tourism and spark desperately needed economic revitalization.

For information on the programs, contact Brian Coutts at WKU Libraries at (270) 745-6121.

Contact: Jennifer Wilson, (270) 745-6977.

(Source: WKU News, Nov 5, 2013)

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