Stories of Southern sin. Famous literary characters that are younger than you think. Jane Austen in 3-D. Ernest Hemingway's reading list for aspiring writers. Summer booksignings in Literary Events and a poem about family in Southern Voice. Happy Literary Friday!
I am from boys and bike ramps,
from curly hair, unruly in the damp heat, cut short for taming.
I am from flower beds and rich loam; growth of things unseen
A minty fresh history of a classic Southern drink on its special day.
The classic derby drink complete with silver cup.
Revisit one of the Gulf Coast's best beaches this summer.
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!
The words no longer carried any meaning:
"I am sorry for your loss."
So rehearsed and animatronic-
Like the pitch of a very bored salesman
The summer I met Clayton Wingate I’d been cleaning houses in Savannah for two years, enough time to see all kinds of people. Clayton was fresh out of law school up at Emory, and renting the third floor of the Pearsons’ house over on Gaston Street, a block or two west of Forsyth Park. All the houses on that block look pretty much like the others
Our complete Summer Reading List won't launch until the beginning of June, but here's a sneak peek at a few titles in bookstores now that would be perfect for Memorial Day weekend.
Spend the night in what was once the heart of New Orleans coffee and sugar trade.