Mary Miller, author of “The Last Days of California,” will do a reading at Hinds Community College as part of the Southern Writers Series in conjunction with the Peggy Brent Memorial Art Series.

Miller’s reading is 12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m., Wednesday, March 18, in Reeves 165 on the Raymond Campus with a reception and Question/Answer 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. in McLendon Library.

“The Last Days of California” is the story of a 14-year-old girl on a family road trip from the South to California, led by her evangelical father.

Mary Miller grew up in Jackson. Her collection of stories, “Big World,” was published in 2009 by Short Flight/Long Drive Books. A graduate of the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas, she returned to Mississippi in fall 2014 to serve as the John and Renée Grisham Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi. “The Last Days of California” is her first novel.

As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution offering quality, affordable educational opportunities with more than 170 academic, career and technical programs. With six locations in central Mississippi, Hinds enrolled nearly 12,000 credit students in fall 2014. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

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