Pegasus held its annual Writer’s Harvest at the Peanut Museum on Tuesday, Oct. 22.
Jeff Vasseur, professor of English at Valdosta State University, was the speaker. He read the short stories Theology and Talk, Talk, Talk from his books Touch the Earth and Discovering the World. These were based on Vasseur’s experiences with the rural South.
“Theology is based on the death of my cousin. He died three weeks before graduation. For me, that loss was very poignant,” Vasseur said. “The second story came from the lady that cut my hair, when she told me her daughter was dating somebody that her husband didn’t like.”
Along with inspiring young writers to go out and experience life to become a better storywriter, the Writer’s Harvest also gave back to the community. A canned good was required to attend the event; with approximately 40 people in attendance the turnout was a success.
“We had a really good crowd and I was really pleased and honored with all the people that came out,” said Jeff Newberry, advisor of Pegasus.