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Literary Friday, Edition 180

Welcome to our holiday-themed edition of Literary Friday. We plan to take a break through the New Year and wish all of our lit lovers Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

Literary News 

tohaveandhaveanotherCheck out our list of 5 Holiday Reads in case you need a good book to curl up by the fire with.

Drink like a character in a Hemingway novel with a Hot Rum Punch recipe from To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion.

Sometimes all you have time to read is a short story, and Electric Literature offers the Best Short Story Collections of 2015, including Padgett Powell’s Cries for Help, Various.

Atlanta author Colleen Oakley guest blogs at Tall Poppy Writers about her Book Heroes of 2015, because we could all use a little holiday cheer this month.

The Guardian has published Harper Lee: my Christmas in New York about the Alabama author’s life-changing holiday away from home, with beautiful illustrations by Bill Bragg.


Literary Events

The New Orleans Museum of Art will display Los Angeles-based artist Tim Youd’s latest installment of his “100 Novels Project,” as he retypes live a series of novels set in Louisiana, through February 21.

Maude Clay Mississippi History_postcard invitePhotographer Maude Schuyler Clay returns to Turnrow Book Co. in Greenwood, Mississippi, to sign and speak about her most personal collection yet, Mississippi History, December 18 at 6 p.m.

Key West Literary Seminar is scheduled for January 7-10 and will feature more than 15 writers of short stories, essays and poetry. The seminar is already sold out, but space is still available for associated writers’ workshops January 11-15.

Save the date for the first annual Dave Robicheaux Literary Festival coming to Iberia Parish, Louisiana, April 8-10, 2016.


New in Southern Voice

A Christmas Visit, a story about gift giving by Kathryn Hamilton, and Wonderland, a poem by William Speer.


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.

A Christmas Visit