Welcome to our second installment of Literary Friday! If you missed last week’s debut, catch up by clicking here. First off is a reminder that the F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum in Montgomery, Alabama’s annual costume gala is tomorrow, March 3. Party like Zelda at the flapper-themed part on the museum grounds for only $25.
Deep South Literary Trail App now available for Android!
We got word February 24 that our app is now available in the Android marketplace. We’ll need ratings and reviews to gain traction, so for those of you with Android devices, this would be much appreciated!
Interview With Joshilyn Jackson
Georgia author Joshilyn Jackson, who’s said her work is influenced by Flannery O’Connor, has a new book out. Writer Joe Mayes caught up with her at a book signing for “A Grown Up Kind of Pretty” at Malaprop’s in Asheville last month. Read his interview with her and find out why she compares her books to ex-boyfriends here.
Oxford American vs. Garden & Gun
In case you missed Oxford American Editor Marc Smirnoff’s rant about Garden & Gun magazine’s “whitewashing of the South” earlier this week, you can get a link and read our intern Kati Jane Hammet’s response here. Mr. Magazine blog has a response from G&G and an interview with Smirnoff in which he says the online experience is not “conducive to serious reading.” Not sure what all of our readers are doing on our site then, but we’d love to hear what y’all think.
Goodreads Southern Lit Lovers Group
Established in 2008 by Jo, who some of you may recognize as @BloominChick on Twitter, this Goodreads group is “calling one and all who love Southern Lit.” For March, they’re reading “Bloodroot” by Amy Greene, named for a flower whose blood-red sap possesses the power both to heal and poison.
The University of North Carolina at Asheville is looking for a university librarian. Click here for more info.
Literary Events in March
New Orleans’ Tennessee Williams Literary Festival takes place March 21-25, as does the Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville. Download the Deep South Southern Literary Trail App for more book festivals and literary sites across the South.