Central Station Bistro will host the book launch for Ellen Prewitt’s “The Hart Women” on April 27 at 5 p.m. The author will introduce her book, read an excerpt and take questions. The Hart Women touches on generational Mississippi families, its women, tradition and life in The Deep South.
Ellen Morris Prewitt has worked as a model, found-object artist, radio commentator, workshop facilitator, and award-winning writer, as well as her 19-year stint as a corporate lawyer. She has a non-fiction book (Making Crosses: A Creative Connection to God (Paraclete Press, 2009); a short story collection (Cain’t Do Nothing with Love, whose stories have been downloaded over 50,000 times worldwide and won the CIPA EVVY Audio Book Award, 2013); a novel Tracking Happiness: A Southern Chicken Adventure, available in ebook, print book, and audio book; and she edited Writing Our Way Home: A Group Journey Out of Homelessness (Triton Press, 2014). She’s been published extensively in literary journals, where she received a Pushcart Prize Special Mention, and won the Memphis Magazine Fiction contest. She has work upcoming in 2019 in Literary Orphans and Connotation Press.
She was the Peter Taylor Fellow at the Kenyon College Summer Writing Program. She has served on the Executive Committee of the Women’s Foundation of Greater Memphis, the Arts Initiative Committee of St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, and the Mission Group of the Memphis School of Servant Leadership. She was named an Upstander by Facing History and Ourselves and as Champion, Memphis and Shelby County Homeless Consortium (2015). Her Red Bird Brain Production Krewe won a trophy for five years running in Mal’s St. Paddy’s Day Parade in Jackson. Her Southern mystery , Model for Deception, featuring a fashion model as an amateur sleuth, will be released in April 2019. She splits her time between Memphis and New Orleans.
Central Station Bistro is located at 205 Central Ave., Bay St. Louis.