From Rome to Memphis - FfOR Website the Link

She travelled the farthest to attend The Delta - Everything Southern conference at University of Memphis.

Laura Sanderson Healy was in Rome when she read about the conference on this website and flew to Memphis to attend. Healy, who grew up in Memphis, now lives in Los Angeles, but the lure of the MS River and this area are in her blood.

Healy’s parents Bob and Jane Sanderson lived in a neighborhood on the riverfront along with
Shelby Foote and other artists in the 1950s. It was there that Foote wrote his novel September, September. The book was made into a 1992 TV movie "Memphis" directed by Larry McMurtry
starring Cybill Shepherd.

The Delta conference was huge success. Speakers included (pictured left to right): anthropologist Sam Brookes, attorney Bill Luckett, journalist Curtis Wilkie, and art history professor Carol Crown. Filmmaker and author Willy Bearden, Blues pianist and singer Edent Brent, and oral historian Owen Brooks rounded out the list of fascinating, entertaining speakers. Click HERE for their short bios.

It’s an annual event, so next year, whether you’re in Memphis, Clarksdale, New Orleans, or Rome, put the conference on your calendar.