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Literary Friday, Edition 64

A Place at the TableChat With Susan Rebecca White & Giveaway for “A Place At The Table” 

Today we’re chatting with “A Place At The Table” author Susan Rebecca White on Twitter from 1-2 CST (2-3 EST). Join us using the hashtag #southernlit or by using our chat room on Twubs. We interviewed White earlier this week to find out more about the real cafe (pictured above) and story behind her book, her writing process and why food plays such a big part in her story. One lucky person during the chat will also be receiving a copy of the book, so join in to win!

Literary News & Blogs 

For those attending Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans this week (we’ve been here sipping since Wednesday), the Southern Food and Beverage Museum’s article Your Hangover and You is essential reading.

Bourbon & Boots has named the Deep South Literary Trail App one of Eight Essential Apps for Southerners! We’re proud to join apps for finding churches, liquor, sporting events and more on the list.

Author Susan Rebecca White has a piece in The Huffington Post that advises “Take the Spotlight off Paula Deen and Turn Here Instead.” White suggests Southern cooks get to know Chef Edna Lewis, the focus on her new book “A Place At The Table.”

FOCbookTamara Welch over at Travel With T blog has an interview with Claire Cook, author of summer read “Time Flies,” this week.

Southern authors Holly Goddard Jones and Rita Leganski made the Long List for the 2013 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. The winner will be announced December 11.

Baylor University Press has a new book titled Flannery O’Connor: Writing a Theology of Disabled Humanity about the connection between her illness, the grotesque and Christian theology available this week.

Literary Events

An exhibit at Southside Gallery in Oxford, Mississippi, celebrates two of William Faulkner’s works with art by printmaker Boyd Saunders through August 3.

Flat Rock Playhouse is presenting “World of Carl Sandburg” and “Rootabaga Stories” through August 10 at the Sandburg Home Amphitheater located on the grounds of the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site outside Hendersonville, North Carolina.

Super ZeldaThe Historic New Orleans Collection has an exhibition titled “Pipe Dreams: Louisiana under the French Company of the Indies, 1717–1731” that focuses on the incredible find of an unpublished memoir by Marc-Antoine Caillot. The manuscript contains Caillot’s recollection of traveling to Louisiana and his experiences in the early French colony, and the exhibit also includes engraved maps, artwork, archaeological artifacts and trade items through September 15.

On July 24, the Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum Association will celebrate Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald’s 113th birthday by hosting a booksigning for Italian author Tiziana lo Porto and her new graphic novel “SuperZelda.” Read our review of the book here.

Many of the authors on our Summer Reading List have booksigning events coming up. See our Summer Booksignings Calendar to find out if they’ll be in your town.

New in Southern Voice 

chain-link-outline-mdChain-Link Philosophy, a poem about summertime by Zachary Lundgren, and Semper Fidelis, a story about marriage and dancing, by Vince Rogers.


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