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Together, we make it happen!

Our mission is to offer a platform for Mississippians to showcase literary talent, build identity, and represent community. 

Meet the MLP's Board of Directors ...
Click on each member's photograph to read her biography.

LaWanda Dickens

Founder and Managing Director

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Beverly Bridges Barnes


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Dr. Cynthia Scurria


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Lana Brown


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Jacqueline Qualls Evans


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