by William Puryear
The coffin lay in the den propped open on an old piano bench, but the boy, peeking around the doorway from the hall and into the den, only smelled roasted turkey and mashed potatoes and gravy, carrots and green beans, wafting up behind him
Spend Halloween night at the Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum in Montgomery, Alabama, this year.
Ghost story behind the famous “Flaming Tomb,” a haunted crypt that reguarly draws ghost hunters to New Orleans’ Metairie Cemetery, written by Craig Dominey.
Looking for a spooky Southern read for the crisp October nights leading up to Halloween? These stories are sure to make you think twice about things that go bump in the night.
This Saturday, October 27, Louisiana's State Library in Baton Rouge and the Louisiana Center for the Book host the Louisiana Book Festival - a free literary celebration with 148 authors and more than 100 programs.
Flannery O'Connor finally speaks, direct from Lafayette. What we're reading. The best horror stories and a sensory visit to the Eudora Welty House in Literary News. Zora Neale Hurston on fashion in (Non)Required Reading. Accolades for Deep South writers & a poem about the ghostly wives of Jefferson Davis in Southern Voice. Happy Literary Friday!
by Jack Austin
You're gone, while Knox looks permanently up from my history book.
I transpose her gaze up to modernity,
the passing students smell a handful of thrown dirt,
Discover how Lafayette fits into the life of late author John Kennedy Toole at a booksigning next week.
This Saturday, Brooks County, Georgia, celebrates the South's tradition of cast iron cooking at the town of Quitman's annual Skillet Festival.
21 is not just the legal drinking age – it’s a curse to a North Carolina pioneer community in this evil tale written by Allan Kopp Jr.