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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Minton Sparks

Minton Sparks is a decorated poet, playwright and author, and has been invited to prestigious events such as the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival and Berry College’s Southern Women Writer’s Conference (alongside Maya Angelou and Kaye Gibbons).

She has performed in the American Songbook Series at the Lincoln Center, made her debut at the Grand Ole Opry, appeared at the venerable Old Towne School of Folk Music, and served as teller-in-residence at the Jonesborough National Storytelling Festival.

Minton has shared the stage with heavyweights like John Prine, Nanci Griffith, Ben Folds, Rodney Crowell, Punch Brothers and the Indigo Girls, and has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, BBC’s Bob Harris Show and WoodSong’s Old-Time Radio Hour. Those who have seen her before at Word of South know that this isn’t one to miss.