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Mary Laura Philpott

2019 Speaker

MARY LAURA PHILPOTT is the author of I Miss You When I Blink, a nationally best-selling memoir in essays. Her writing appears in publications including The New York Times, The Paris Review, The Washington Post, and O The Oprah Magazine. I Miss You When I Blink was named to the number one spot on the Indie Next List by booksellers nationwide, and was chosen for the best or most anticipated book lists of Esquire, BuzzFeed, Newsweek, theSkimm, Bustle, Southern Living, Real Simple, and the Chicago Review of Books. Philpott is also the Book Enthusiast at Large for Nashville’s bookstore Parnassus Books, and an Emmy-winning co-host of A Word on Words, a literary interview show on Nashville Public Television. She enjoys traveling around the country to speak with people about creativity, work, the ups and downs of perfectionism, reinvention, reading, and writing. @marylauraph