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Literary Friday, Edition 134

Upcoming Twitter Chat 

Save the date for our January 23 Twitter chat with new author Hunter Murphy! On staff at Birmingham Public Library and creator of our ever-popular Greatest Bromances in Southern Literature list, Murphy’s first novel Imogene in New Orleans is hot off the press. We’ll have a review next week and will also be giving away copies during the chat.


Literary News 

uptownersWe have a guest post from graphic novelist Nevada McPherson about incorporating noir with a Southern accent into her work.

Electric Lit’s new online magazine for short fiction Okey-Panky has Four Questions for Annie Gisleson, author of “The Rib Room” about New Orleans iconic restaurant.

Notes from UL Lafayette’s spring Books & Film class on the topic of Kate Chopin, Rebecca Wells and “Swamp People” are up for those who want to read along.


(Non)Required Reading

The New Yorker analyzes “Selma”‘s snub at the Oscars and Wes Anderson’s triumph. Read our post on the nominations here.


Literary Events 

drseussIn celebration of the 75th anniversary of Dr. Seuss’s second book, The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, his never-before-seen hat collection will be exhibited through February 14, 2015 at AKG Gallery in New Orleans.

OUTSpoken workshops will be held January 17, February 21 and March 28 at Sundress Academy for the Arts in Knoxville, Tennessee, to create a platform for the LGBTQ+ community to record and perform the experiences of sex- and gender-diverse individuals in the South.

booksigning with Natalie Baszile for Queen Sugar at Square Books in Oxford, Mississippi, is scheduled for January 30.

The Cahaba River Literary Journal is holding a writing contest for its debut issue in April. All submissions must be about April (your cat named April, your wife, sister, secret love or the month itself) and postmarked February 1.

The Savannah Book Festival is February 12-15 with special guests Janet Evanovich, P.J. O’Rourke and Anne Rice.


New in Southern Voice 

The Collectora Southern Gothic piece tinged with horror by Terri Wallace, and Nave, a short short about a church with a belly by Rita Bullwinkel.


To find out more about your favorite Southern authors’ haunts and hangouts, download the Deep South Literary Trail App, available direct from iTunes and for Android and perfect for those fall road trips. 

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