Interview with Dorothy Allison, a preview of the 2016 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, beach reads plus cocktails & an essay by Margaret McMullan. Happy Literary Friday!
Readalong for Joshilyn Jackson's The Opposite of Everyone Our readalong with Traveling With T for Joshilyn Jackson's new book is under way. The Opposite of Everyone was released on Tuesday, so get your copy now and start reading. The readalong runs through March 18, when we chat with Joshilyn on Twitter. Notes will be posted starting next Friday on Deep South, with additional content posted over at Traveling With T. You can also join the discussion on social media using the hashtags #southernlit and #jjreadalong. Click here for more details on how to participate! Literary News We have an interview with North Carolina writer Matthew Griffin on his debut novel Hide, about the very recent history of gay love in America. As a companion, Autostraddle has compiled 7 Must Read Books on Queer History and Identity in the South. Publisher's Weekly's Most Anticipated Books of Spring includes John Hart's Redemption Road. Natalie Baszile's book Queen Sugar is headed to television at the helm of Oprah and Director Ava DuVernay. We have the scoop! TurnRow Books offers up a Winter's Last Roar Reading List of titles to bundle up with before spring. Literary Events & Contests Arkansas Repertory Theatre presents An Evening With Rebecca Wells and the Ya-Ya Sisterhood through February 21. Andalusia Farm in Milledgeville,