In honor of Willie Morris' dog, Skip, and cat, Spit McGee, we are giving away a UPM tote filled with goodies, including copies of:

  • Willie: The Life of Willie Morris by Teresa Nicholas
  • Conversations with Willie Morris, edited by Jack Bales
  • Delta Dogs by Maude Schuyler Clay
  • Robinson: The Pleasant History of an Unusual Cat by Walter Anderson

We are also including some cat and/or dogs treats for your furry friend, as well as some extra UPM swag.

To be entered to win, post a picture of your cat or dog reading its favorite book on the social media outlet of your choice (Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram). Be sure to use the hashtags #literarylawnpet and #msbookfestival so we will be sure to see them!

The contest is open now and will be ongoing for a week. A winner will be chosen and notified on Thursday, August 18, and will need to be present at the Mississippi Book Festival on Saturday, August 20, from 9:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m., at the Mississippi State Capitol in Jackson to claim the prize.