A double book giveaway for the 50th edition. Celebrating Flannery O'Connor's birthday with a hometown parade. Ron Rash goes to Hollywood. Spring writers conferences and book festivals in Literary Events. And an essay about finding "Glory" in Mississippi. Happy Literary Friday!
by Carrie Allen Tipton
Ever since the advent of text messaging several years ago, my mother faithfully sends a peculiar annual dispatch, a yearly version of the phrase “I’m headed to Glory tonight,” hurtling through the ether from her phone in northwest Mississippi
Inspired by Tennessee Williams’ 1961 play of the same name, this punch was served during the 2013 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival.
New Orleans' beloved Saenger Theatre has been closed since Hurricane Katrina, and theater lovers from around the state and beyond have been awaiting its reopening for eight years.
On the heels of the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival falls the great Southern playwright's birthday today.
Flannery O'Connor's birthday today marks the beginning of spring and the perfect time to visit the landmarks of her life in Georgia.
A Tennessee Williams-inspired cocktail recipe. Why Confederacy of Dunces isn't a movie yet. Zelda Fitzgerald gets a comic book. Our new list of annual literary events across the South. And an essay about searching for the Ramos Gin Fizz in New Orleans in Southern Voice. Happy Literary Friday!
by Robert Iulo
My father, who had been to New Orleans when he was in the Marines told us, “The best advice I can give you to make you trip memorable is to find an old time bartender and order a Ramos Gin Fizz"
Listings for book festivals, writers' conferences, book fairs and more.
A review of "The 20/20 Experience" by Erin Z. Bass.