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Literary Friday, Edition 149

Didn’t Get Enough Poetry? 

National Poetry Month may be over, but our Poetry section is here all year long. You can read all of our NPM 2015 poems here and our interviews with Southern poets here. And if you missed National Poem in Your Pocket Day yesterday, there’s no reason you can’t slip one in for the weekend.


Literary News 

zeldaAmorphia Apparel released a Zelda Fitzgerald t-shirt this week at the request of our Wales correspondent Cerith Mathias. The shirt features Zelda’s signature sweeping bob and comes in a variety of colors.

Artist Allison Adams has created a Southern version of the adult coloring book titled Southern Scribblings.

The Staff, Post and Courier in Charleston won a Pulitzer for its five-part series on the epidemic of domestic abuse in South Carolina this week.

The Huffington Post discusses the future of Monroeville, Alabama’s “To Kill A Mockingbird” play amid a publishing company dispute.


Literary Events

See Tennessee Williams: The Playwright and the Painter on exhibit at the Ogden Museum in New Orleans through May 31.

weltystatueThe Welty Biennial in Jackson, Mississippi, is happening now through July 3 with exhibits, concerts, a dance party and snapshot contest.

The F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum‘s jazz-themed gala tomorrow will feature dinner, drinks, dancing, a costume contest and more. Attire is flapper of course, as the event pays tribute to the 90th anniversary of the publication of The Great Gatsby.

The Yokshop in Oxford, Mississippi, a three-day workshop with host M.O. Walsh, is scheduled for May 15-17.

The South Carolina Book Festival takes place May 15-17 in Columbia with Mary Alice Monroe, Dorothea Benton Frank, Patti Callahan Henry, Karen White, Lee Smith and many more guest authors.

Save the date for SAFTA’s Fiction Writing Retreat May 29-31 and Poetry Writing Retreat June 12-14 at Firefly Farms in Knoxville, Tennessee.


New in Southern Voice 

Pearletta, an excerpt from a forthcoming novel about a Mississippi family waiting for their missing daughter to return home, by Kalisha Buckhanon.


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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