Literary Friday, Edition 196
Harper Lee’s biographer has found a previously unknown text of an article she wrote about the In Cold Blood murders for Grapevine magazine. It ran without a byline so as not to steal the limelight from her friend Truman Capote.
Capote got a mention on Bravo show “Southern Charm” this week, with Patricia calling Cooper Ray “the poor man’s Truman Capote” because of his gossiping. And his novel Breakfast at Tiffany’s makes its world premiere on the London stage with pop star Pixie Lott as Holly Golightly.
Scarlett Johansson will play flapper Zelda Fitzgerald in an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Beautiful and the Damned.
We have a travel guide of Nashville sites featured in J.T. Ellison’s new thriller No One Knows.
Beyonce’s “Formation” was described as Southern Gothic, but now her new album Lemonade is being called Southern Gothic empowerment in a new twist on the genre.
And Jennifer Levasseur reflects on Walker Percy’s iconic American novel The Moviegoer 50 years after publication.
Literary Events & Workshops
Sundress Academy for the Arts in Knoxville, Tennessee, debuts a poetry exhibit, Scruffy ‘Scrapes and Sonnets, featuring photography and poetry through May 5 in in Preservation Pub’s second-floor Speakeasy.
The F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum’s annual gala is tomorrow! This year’s event celebrates the 100th anniversary of Zelda’s debut into Montgomery, Alabama, society with a special performance by the Montgomery Ballet.
The Women’s Fiction Writers Association is offering is offering an online Women’s Fiction Craft Workshop May 16-27 with authors Erika Marks, Susan Meissner and more.
Knoxville, Tennessee’s Children’s Festival of Reading will be held May 21. Children of all ages are invited to meet world-class authors and illustrators and enjoy a day of storytelling, arts and crafts and science exploration in World’s Fair Park.
Register now for The Writer’s High Retreat with Joshilyn Jackson and Michael Morris September 9-11 at Brasstown Valley Resort in Young Harris, Georgia.
Save the dates for upcoming book festivals, including the Mississippi Book Festival August 20, Decatur Book Festival September 2-4 and Southern Festival of Books in Nashville October 14-16.
New in Southern Voice
Wasphouse by Florida poet Lenny DellaRocca.
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 winter road trips.
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