FETZER MILLS, JR.

 

Box 439
Ripley, TN 38063
(731) 635-2728 (0)
(731)635-1856(h)
(505) 770-2204 (c)

EMPLOYMENT
REUTERS MEMPHIS/WEST TENNESSEE STRINGER March 1998-Present
DYERSBURG STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Adjunct Professor of English August -Decmber 2000, Spring 2003

EDUCATION
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL B.A.,
International Studies May 1986

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI, Oxford, TN
Masters in Southern Studies (Southern Music) with honors MAY 2000

ACADEMIC AWARDS/HONORS
Writing Residency at The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, Taos, New Mexico Nov 2001 -Jan 2002
PEN Writers Fund Grant, 1998
Order of the Golden Fleece
Order of the Old Well
Gamma Beta Phi Society
National Society of Collegiate Scholars
North Carolina Writers Network Readers and Writers Award 1988

WRITING
Publications
Books
-"Grassroots: How to Run Your Own Campaign and Win!" (Random House Value
Publishing: New York, 1997)
-"The Bubba Handbook" (Penguin: New York, 1993)

Goidmine Magazine (Memphis/Nashville correspondent) Feb 1999-Present
Freelance writer May 1986-Present
Salon.com The Oxford American MOJO Living Blues St Andrews Review Sierra
Magnet Southern Cultures EarthFirst Journal Stock Car Racing Magazine, Southern
Magazine The King Biscuit Times The News and Observer (Raleigh, NC), The Durham
Herald-Sun Virginmega corn No Depression

Album Liner Notes
-Doc & Merle Watson "Then and Now" Tomato Records reissue 2003
-Mississippi John Hurt "Frankie & Albert" Tomato Records re-issue 2002
-Robert Lockwood, Jr., "The Complete TRIX Sessions" 32 Blues
-Malcolm Yelvington, "There's a Little Life Left in This Old Boy Yet"

* Acted in numerous regional and local theatre productions during 1980's, including with PlayMakers Repertory Company. Had speaking role in motion picture "Summer Heat," based on Louise Shivers' novel Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail, acted in short film Hexama, Hexama
* Vocals and Writing on the Reverend Billy C. Wirtz album, "Backsliders' Tractor Pull."

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
* SAG (Screen Actors Guild)
* NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences), votinSmember
* Author's Guild

MILITARY Ju178-Ju182
* United States Navy: US Naval Security Group Arabic Linguist/Middle East-North Africa Area Analyst