Literary Friday, Edition 193
Scenes From the 2016 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
See videos from this year’s festival, including writing advice from Dorothy Allison, and view our collection of photos on Facebook. Read Cerith Mathias’s interview with Rick Bragg and the Stella Yelling Contest winner (pictured), and get a recipe for the Sidecar Named Desire cocktail from SoBou New Orleans.
We’ve compiled 4 Books to Reading During National Poetry Month that will tell you a story in verse.
Read an interview with Kristy Woodson Harvey upon the release of her second novel, Lies and Other Acts of Love.
Film School Rejects makes a case for Sofia Coppola’s Beguiled Remake, based on the Southern Gothic novel by Thomas Cullinan. Imagine “The Virgin Suicides” with a Southern accent.
She Reads has announced its spring book club picks, including No One Knows by J.T. Ellison (one of our own spring picks).
Literary Events, Contests & Workshops
The first Dave Robicheaux Literary Festival is coming to Iberia Parish, Louisiana, this weekend in celebration of author James Lee Burke’s famous character. Find out how to walk in Dave’s footsteps around town, attend the Jolie Blon Book Fair, play in a bouree tournament and attend panel discussions, readings and one-act plays.
Sundress Academy for the Arts in Knoxville, Tennessee, debuts a poetry exhibit, Scruffy ‘Scrapes and Sonnets, featuring photography and poetry through May 5 in in Preservation Pub’s second-floor Speakeasy.
Poets Leslie LaChance and Adam Day will read at the University of Tennessee’s Writers in the Library series April 11 in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of the John C. Hodges Library.
Save the date for the F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum’s annual gala April 30. This year’s event celebrates the 100th anniversary of Zelda’s debut into Montgomery, Alabama, society with a special performance by the Montgomery Ballet.
New in Southern Voice
Read the winning poem from Tennessee Williams Key West Exhibit’s Poetry Contest: Flushed Brush Strokes Where I Left Imaginary Caresses by Flower Conroy.
To find out more about your favorite Southern authors’ haunts and hangouts, download the Deep South Literary Trail App, available direct from iTunes and for Android and perfect for those winter road trips.
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