A poetry chapbook and Eudora Welty birthday giveaway. Jill McCorkle in The New York Times. New Orleans poet Kelly Harris on what keeps her grounded, Faulkner's Nobel Prize medal up for auction and the 2014 Great American Fiction Contest. Plus, lots of book festivals in Literary Events and today's poem of the day in Southern Voice.
As temperatures cool down and the leaves begin to turn, curl up with these mysteries, thrillers, new releases & love stories from down South.
by Sandra Bounds
Mississippi is the voice of the Deep South.
Softly and sensuously,
she speaks with Southern drawl.
Merriam-Webster defines bromance as “a close, nonsexual friendship between men.” Hunter Murphy has compiled a list of the best male relationships in Southern literature, some with tragic ends and others exhibiting downright heroic bromantic behavior. Join us on Twitter from 1-2 CST today for Literary Friday, where we'll be discussing these legendary literary relationships and more.
Today is Pulitzer Prize-winning author Eudora Welty's birthday. She would have been 102. For 75 years, Eudora lived and wrote at 1119 Pinehurst St. in Jackson, Mississippi. Restored after her death in 2001 and now a National Historic Landmark, the home is open for tours by reservation and displays her book collection (it's been said that family and friends had to move books if they wanted to sit down), old desk and typewriter and charming Southern garden, noted for its roses and camellias. Photos aren't allowed inside the home, but when we toured last year, we were able to get shots of her garden, exterior of the house and the playhouse where a young Eudora spent time making up plays and hanging out with her friends. To schedule a tour of the Eudora Welty House, call 601-353-7762. Tours are given at 9 and 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and cost $5 for adults and $3 for students. Children under 6 get in free.