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Summer Reading Preview. The Yazoo Library Association turns 175. Creative Nonfiction's Southern Sin issue, the first e-book Big Read in Alabama, a visit to the birthplace of Zora Neale Hurston and Charlaine Harris's threatening new ending in Literary News. Faulkner on film in (Non)Required Viewing. New Orleans' Saints and Sinners and Piccolo Spoleto literary festivals in events, and new fiction and a poem in Southern Voice. Happy Literary Friday!
Dreaming and chatting with Amy Hill Hearth. David Fincher, Richard Blanco, Kevin Bacon and 'Buckwild' in Literary News. Pics from Girlfriend Weekend, Zora and an antiquarian book fair in Literary Events. And a poem about butter and short story about Florida crackers in Southern Voice. Happy Literary Friday!
Chatting with Attica Locke. Edgar Allan Poe's birthday. Libraries, love affairs and literary puns in Literary News. Ernest Gaines, Poe and Zora Neale Hurston in Literary Events. And a horror story in Southern Voice. Happy Literary Friday!
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!
As Tropical Storm Isaac, expected to be a hurricane later today, approaches the Deep South, we think it's important to have a few good books on hand. Of course you'll need candles or flashlights to read them by, but that just makes it all the more cozy.