High Cotton

 High Cotton is the long-time residence of Mr Floyd McLamb. Situated just outside Poplarville, Mississippi, and a little more than an hour from New Orleans, the 130-acre estate includes a guest residence, 2 small lakes, 3 ponds and a petting zoo.  High Cotton offers a secluded place for writers to find inspiration and to mingle with other writers.

Floyd McLamb

Floyd McLamb grew up on a farm in North Carolina with five siblings. He entered the army at sixteen then taught school before opening a restaurant in New Orleans. This was followed by a successful stint as owner of the Lion's Inn Bed & Breakfast and an antiques store. As a writer of short stories, Mr McLamb was twice awarded honorable mention  by the William Faulkner Society.  It has been his dream to offer up-and-coming writers an opportunity to explore their talent in a safe and inspirational environment.

The Retreat

The intent of the writers retreat is to offer a safe environment for writers of varying experience to partake of  professionally mentored instructions in an inspirational environment designed to nurture and bring out a writer's best efforts. Writers of unique ability are hand selected to attend the retreat. For private residencies, please contact Jeffrey Round at leonardk9 (at) mail (dot) com.


An award-winning author of fifteen books of fiction and poetry, Jeffrey Round is excited to have been brought on board by Mr McLamb to create the first High Cotton Writers Retreat.  He will be its first writer-in-residence from March 29 through April 6, 2020.