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Literary Friday, Edition 169

Upcoming Twitter Chat

Save the date for next Friday’s Twitter chat with Diane Chamberlain! We’ll be talking about her new book Pretending to Dance on October 2 from 1-2 CST using the hashtag #southernlit and will also have a special bundle giveaway.


Literary News 

Happy Birthday to William Faulkner today! Learn more about him and his haunts in our Mississippi Road Trip to Oxford.

the-headmasters-darlingsIn case you missed the memo last week, our Fall/Winter Reading List is up with 26 of the latest mysteries, short story collections, fiction & debut novels from the South.

The Stories We Tell author Patti Callahan Henry interviews debut novelist Katherine Clark about The Headmaster’s Darlings and the challenges of fictionalizing real people and places.

NewSouth Books has published a new anthology of Southern coming out essays titled Crooked Letter i with a foreward by Dorothy Allison.

Ernest Hemingway has inspired a new line of food products from E.H. Gourmet, including cocktail and grilling sauces, sea salt and a Bloody Mary Mix based on tHarry’s New York Bar in Paris.


Literary Events 

Sarahfest pairs art, music, film and literature with guests like Megan Abbott and Neko Case in Oxford, Mississippi, through September 27.

The Eat Drink Read Write Festival October 3-9 in Birmingham, Alabama, will be structured around a four-course dinner and include mentorship sessions, food stories, a presentation by the owners of New York City’s BAKED and Bards & Brews Poetry Slam.

TrueLitLois Lowry and Zadie Smith will be part of Fayetteville, Arkansas’s True Lit Literary Festival October 1-7.

The 27th annual Southern Festival of Books, scheduled for October 9-11, will include Kimberly Belle, Rick Bragg, Pat Conroy, Lauren Groff, Ann Hite and lots more.

Scheduled for October 17-18, the Texas Book Festival in Austin has released its lineup of a record 300 authors, including Margaret Atwood, Elizabeth Strout, Chuck Palahniuk, Lauren Groff and Attica Locke.

Save the date for the Louisiana Book Festival October 31 at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge with authors Ellen Gilchrist, Susan Gregg Gilmore, Molly Antopol, David Armand, Kim Boykin, Rick Bragg, M.O. Walsh, Jamie Kornegay and many more.

Milton, Georgia, is holding a Literary Festival November 13-14 with native author Karen White, plus Kimberly Brock, Raymond Atkins and Renea Winchester.


New in Southern Voice

Revival, new fiction about a mother and daughter in search of salvation, by Diane Thomas-Plunk, and Death at Ocracoke Inlet, a poem by Danielle Sellers.


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 summer road trips.

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  • Murph-dawg / September 25, 2015

    A critical name was omitted here: “Save the date for the Louisiana Book Festival October 31 at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge with authors…” Hunter Murphy- writer, bulldog whisperer, and composer of limericks- will also be in attendance and he can’t wait to panel-it-up with you and Nevada Mac.