Archives for August 2010

Carolina Mountains Literary Festival

The 5th annual Carolina Mountains Literary Festival September 10-11, 2010   For the 5th year, the small town of Burnsville, North Carolina opens its doors to more than thirty authors and hundreds of book lovers during the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival. The festival’s theme “Coming Home” guides the selection of participating authors.  Programming includes a seventeen-county […]

Loyola Commemorates 30th Anniversary of A Confederacy of Dunces

The 30th anniversary of John Kennedy Toole’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, A Confederacy of Dunces, will be celebrated at Loyola University New Orleans during Wolfpack Welcome Aug. 23-27, the week of orientation for new students. Loyola’s ties to the novel go back to the days when it was an unpublished work. While teaching in the English […]

Meet Suzanne Supplee, Author of Somebody Everybody Listens To

Suzanne Supplee was first recognized as a talented children’s author with her works Artichoke’s Heart and When Irish Guys are Smiling. When Dolly Parton read Supplee’s latest young adult novel, Somebody Everybody Listens To, she said, “Reading about Retta Lee Jones’s journey to Nashville was a lot like reading my own diary, except she had […]

Somebody Everybody Listens To, by Suzanne Supplee

Suzanne Supplee’s latest release, Somebody Everybody Listens To (Dutton, May, 2010), will inspire readers to pick up a guitar and sing. With a quick, steady pace, and short, cleanly-written chapters, this young adult novel will appeal to readers of all ages, particularly those who ever dreamed of finding success in the country music industry. Supplee’s […]

Kentucky Women’s Writers Conference

Kentucky Women’s Writers Conference Lexington, Kentucky   Date: September 10, 2010 Website: E-mail: The 32nd annual Kentucky Women Writers Conference will be held from September 10 to September 12 at the Lexington Public Library and the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning in Lexington. The conference features craft talks and workshops in poetry, […]

Tufts Poetry Awards

Don’t miss the deadline for the prestigious Tufts Poetry Awards sponsored by Claremont Graduate University. Deadline: September 15, 2010 Website:   The $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award is given annually to honor a book of poetry by a midcareer U.S. poet. The winner will spend one week in residence at Claremont Graduate University in California. The $10,000 […]

Perpetual Care: Stories by James Nolan

  Review by Sean Ennis New Orleans as a city is complicated, and has become even more so over the past five years.  Countless narratives have emerged since Katrina describing the city’s joys and plights, and surely more will come from the recent oil spill in the Gulf.  And it is difficult to discuss James […]

Guggenheim Fellowships

Guggenheim Fellowships average around $36,000 each. Mark your calendars for this important deadline. Deadline: September 15, 2010 Website:     Guggenheim Fellowships are awarded annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers who are residents of the United States and Canada “on the basis of achievement and exceptional promise.” Submit a career summary, […]