Books to movies on the big screen & the true story of Carthage, Texas's Bernie. Bookshop sitter wanted in Literary News. What we're reading. The Decatur Book Festival, kicking off today, in Literary Events. And an essay about real-life saints in Southern Voice. Happy Literary Friday!
A film about the most popular man in Carthage, Texas.
“You must not know much about coon hunters and their dogs, if you think we would contaminate this burial place with poodles and lap dogs." - Key Underwood
by Heather Philpot
Even though I was a weird little kid back in the ‘80’s, one with a hideous home perm, a mouthful of braces, and a compulsion to fidget - EVEN with all of that - I considered myself blessed. Blessed, because I had a saint. My saint was
Here in Lafayette, we fared well for Isaac and were basically spared being on the west side of the storm. Unfortunately, our friends to the east and along the Gulf Coast weren't.
Y'all asked for a few cocktail recipes to go along with our stormy reads, so here they are, including one for the official drink of hurricane season: the hurricane.
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.
The must-have cocktail from The Big Easy.
A BBC journalist's love affair with literary New Orleans and the Deep South.
Get the Deep South Literary Trail App direct from iTunes. A BBC journalist's love affair with literary New Orleans. Guide to the Decatur Book Festival. Huck Finn Goes Steampunk. Favorite TV characters talking about books. A reading list for becoming an informed voter. Literary events & a new essay and poetry in Southern Voice. Happy Literary Friday!