Richelle Putnam

Content Strategist, Copy Editor, Copywriter, Editor, Photographer, Writer, Managing Editor

Published Author/Freelance Writer/Editor

Richelle Putnam is a Mississippi Humanities Speaker, a Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) Literary Teaching Artist/Roster Artist, and a 2014 MAC Literary Arts Fellowship recipient. She is the managing editor and head writer for The Bluegrass Standard Magazine and has contributed to Parents and Kids Magazine, Town and Gown, Social South, Portico, Well Being, eat. Drink. Mississippi, and Mississippi Magazine. For Supertalk Meridian 103.3, she hosts two talk radio shows: Behind the Scenes and Looking Back. Her non-fiction books include Lauderdale County, Mississippi; a Brief History (The History Press, 2011), Legendary Locals of Meridian, Mississippi (Arcadia Publishing 2013), a Young Adult biography, The Inspiring Life of Eudora Welty (The History Press, April 2014), which received the 2014 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards Silver Medal and was nominated for the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters award, non-fiction category. Her book, Mississippi and The Great Depression, (released November 13, 2017 by The History Press), was nominated for the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters award, non-fiction category and is a finalist in the 2017 Foreword Indies Book Awards in the Regional non-fiction category. The Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office commissioned her to write the history on nine counties (Clarke, Kemper, Lauderdale, Newton, Neshoba, Leake, Smith, Scott, Jasper) in East Central, Mississippi for the 2017 Mississippi Bicentennial book (December 2017). Her fiction and poetry have been published in Pif Magazine, The Copperfield Review, Birmingham Arts Journal, and several bestselling anthologies.

Content Types
Ad/Promotional Copy, Article, Blog Post, Interview, Website Copy, Press Release
More Information
The University of Edinburgh, Certificate – April 6, 2017 - Introduction to Marketing: Tools to Set Enterprises Apart - Certificate
Berklee School of Music, Certificate earned March 10, 2014 - Songwriting
Writer’s Digest School, Diploma - Novel Writing (1999)
Institute of Children’s Literature , Writing for Children and Teenagers (1998)
Institute of Children’s Literature , Novel Writing Course (2001),
Institute of Children’s Literature , Creating and Selling Short Stories and Articles, an Advanced Writing Program (2003)
Open College for the Arts, an affiliate of The Open University, University of Glamorgan, Diploma - Advanced Writing Program (2004)
Gotham Writers , Fiction Certificate Program (2009)
Gotham Writers, Memoir Certificate Program (2016)
The University of Iowa , How Writers Write Fiction: Storied Woman; (2016) Certificate
The University of Iowa , The Power of the Pen: Identities and Social Issues in Poetry and Plays; (2017) Certificate
Mississippi State, MS USA|English


Catch-A-Dream Foundation

Catch-a-Dream uses this feature on its website and for promotional efforts.

December 1st, 2014


Whatever Happened to Recess?

Depression can strike anyone at any time. Interviewed expert and wrote feature.

February 22nd, 2012


by Richelle Putnam

Published also in Flashquake Literary Journal

June 1st, 2014

Arts & Entertainment

Celebrate the “Hub City” of Hattiesburg at HUBFEST
March 28th, 2015
The Bluegrass Standard - Volume 1, Issue 2

Managed, edited, and wrote copy for this and all Bluegrass Standard issues

May 30th, 2006

History & Heritage

Native Americans in East Mississippi

Richelle is publisher, managing editor and lead writer of Southern Roots

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