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Caroline Randall-Williams

Christine Caroline Randall-Williams

Assistant Professor

MFA, University of Mississippi

Office: 138 Colson Hall
Tel: (304) 293-5447
Fax: (304) 293-5380

Caroline Randall Williams, a native of Nashville, Tennessee, is a poet, cookbook author, and young adult novelist. She has a bachelors degree from Harvard University, and received her MFA from the University of Mississippi. While completing her MFA, she co-authored the Phillis Wheatley Award-winning young adult novel, The Diary of B.B. Bright, Possible Princess. In January of 2014, she was named by Southern Living magazine as one of the “50 People Changing the South in 2015.” February saw the publication of Soul Food Love, a cookbook written by Randall Williams and her mother, the novelist Alice Randall, that goes beyond basic recipes to cover the past, present, and future of a misunderstood cuisine.Her debut poetry collection, Lucy Negro, Redux, came out early in 2015. A Cave Canem fellow, her poetry has been featured in several journals, including The Iowa Review, The Massachusetts Review, Palimpsest: A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International.

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April 21: Professional Writing and Editing Poster Display in 130 Colson Hall, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. – presentation at 4:00 p.m.

April 21: Calliope Reading, 7:30 p.m., 130 Colson Hall

April 26: English 418 Capstone Reading, 4:00 p.m.,130 Colson Hall

April 28: MFA Reading, 7:30 p.m., Rhododendrom Room, Mountainlair

April 29: Please join Beth Staley’s English 241 students for a live recording of a podcast titled “A Sensory Walk Through Early American Literature,” which will be held in room 130 Colson Hall from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

April 30: Retirement giveaway and “feast” for Ellesa High, 2:30-5:30 p.m., 130 Colson Hall

May 15: Reception for graduating seniors, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Downtown Library – Atrium/Rockefeller Gallery

July 7-10: Summer Seminar in Literary and Cultural Studies

July 21-24: West Virginia Writers’ Workshop