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By GWEN SISSON
Local short-story author Becky Hagenston will share stories and insights into her second book, ‚ÄúStrange Weather,‚ÄĚ as part of today‚Äôs Books and Author‚Äôs program.
The event is set for noon today at the Starkville Public Library.
Friends of the Library members will be serving light refreshments and visitors are encouraged to bring their lunch into the library and enjoy today‚Äôs presentation.
Page Leftwich, a member of the Friends of the Starkville Library, said Hagenston‚Äôs characters, like the weather, are unpredictable, and may in turn surprise, shock and delight readers of her short stories.
Hagenston will be presenting her second book, ‚ÄúStrange Weather,‚ÄĚ the winner of the 2009 Spokane Prize for Short Fiction.
Originally from Maryland, Hagenston is an associate professor of English at Mississippi State University and lives in Starkville with her husband, Troy DeRego.
Today‚Äôs event is sponsored by the Friends of the Starkville Public Library.
Autographed copies of Hagenston‚Äôs books will be available for purchase at today‚Äôs program.