Archives for July 2010

Meet Ron Ellis, Editor of In That Sweet Country

Ron Ellis is an accomplished nature writer with works including Cogan’s Woods, Brushes with Nature: The Art of Ron Van Gilder, and Of Woods & Waters: A Kentucky Outdoors Reader. His newest release, In That Sweet Country (Skyhorse Publishing),  is a collection of work by acclaimed nature writer, Harry Middleton. Recently, Ellis took time to discuss his work […]

In That Sweet Country: Uncollected Writings of Harry Middleton

Reviewed by Philip K. Jason When the celebrated nature writer, Harry Middleton, died in 1993, he left behind scores of uncollected periodical pieces published in such places as Field and Stream, the New York Times, Gray’s Sporting Journal, Sports Illustrated, and Southern Living – this latter magazine the home of Middleton’s “Outdoors South” column from […]

Author Neil White Addresses Community

Thursday, July 29, 2010 7:00 p.m. LSU’s Cox Communications Academic Center for Student Athletes In the Sanctuary of Outcasts, by Neil White, was the 2010 One Book One Community selection for Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The OBOC program is sponsoring a free event for the Baton Rouge community. Meet Neil White and hear his personal tale […]

Philip K. Jason

Philip K. Jason, Professor Emeritus of English from the U. S. Naval Academy, has published twenty books and now reviews for several national and regional periodicals, including Florida Weekly. He is the author of five volumes of poetry and the co-author of the Creative Writer’s Handbook, now in its 5th edition.   Learn more by visiting […]

Hear William Faulkner in His Own Words

In case you missed the recent Newsweek article about the newly released audio tapes of William Faulkner, take note. Stephen Railton, in collaboration with the University of Virginia Library, has written and directed an audio archive called Faulkner at Virginia. It’s a fascinating online collection that features recordings of Faulkner during his two terms as Writer-in-Residence at UVA (1957 […]

Matthew Simmons

Matt Simmons was born and raised in Whiteville, NC.  He lived in Raleigh for eight years, where he went to college at North Carolina State University, roasted coffee for a living, and developed a taste for single-malt Scotch.  Currently a Ph.D. student in English at the University of South Carolina, Matt and his wife live […]

Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Writers Conference

The 2010 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Writers Conference will be held from July 23 to July 25 at the Hilton Dallas/Fort Worth Lakes Executive Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas. The conference features panel discussions, lectures, readings, and workshops in creative nonfiction. Participating writers include Paula Butturini and Mary Karr. Tuition, including some meals, ranges from $225 […]

New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award

Deadline: August 27, 2010 Web: www.nypl.org/yl E-mail address: carolyn_gan@nypl.org Entry Fee: None A prize of $10,000 is given annually to honor a novel or short story collection by a U.S. citizen who is 35 or younger. Publishers and agents may submit 10 copies of a book (or bound galleys) published in 2010, a nomination form, […]