September 7, 2009
Last month, Atlanta Journal-Constitution blogger Suzanne Van Alten suggested ten books by southern authors that are being published this fall that you might want to consider putting on your reading list. You might also want to add the AJC’s Atlanta Arts and Culture blog to your Internet Favorites.
Meanwhile, if you’re in the mood for reading some fiction written by a southern author but don’t want to confine yourself to the universe of strictly new books, you might take a gander at Oxford American’s Best Southern Novels of All Time – including the host of additional suggestions made by outraged OA readers whose favorite southern novels were not chosen among the editors’ picks of the Top Ten.
April 6, 2009
What: Eudora Welty Centennial Lecture
When: Monday, April 13, 2009, 4:30-5:30 P.M.
Where: Georgia State University’s Student Center Auditorium,
44 Courtland Street
Who: Dr. Daniele Pitavy-Souques, Professor Emerita,
University of Burgundy
What: Eudora Welty Centennial Celebration:
- An exhibition of Welty’s photographs
- Dramatic readings from Welty’s works
- Launch of the Eudora Welty Review
- Live jazz piano / Refreshments
When: Monday, April 13, 2009, 6-8 P.M.
Where: Rialto Center for the Arts Lobby & Mezzanine, 80 Forsyth Street
Directions and parking information: www.cas.gsu.edu/welty100.html
Free admission to both events, but please RSVP by calling 404-413-9843
March 25, 2009
Throughout the month of March 2009, eighteen towns in Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi will present plays, movies, tours and discussion panels that explore the masterworks of U.S. Southern literature and honor the famous authors from their respective towns.
Visit the festival’s website for a schedule of events.
Meanwhile, you might want to read or re-read one of the books whose authors the Festival will be highlighting. – or read a biography about one of them. Georgia authors are: Margaret Mitchell and Joel Chandler Harris from Atlanta; Lillian Smith from Clatyon; Carson McCullers from Columbus; Flannery O’Connor and Alice Walker from Millegeville; and Erskine Caldwell from Moreland.
Found at DCPLive