Archives for April 2011

Inspirational Reads for Easter

     Looking for inspirational reads to celebrate your faith this Easter? Try these titles picked especially for Southern Lit Review readers.      Scott Cairns is widely recognized as one of the leading spiritual writers of modern times. His poetry is particularly philosophical, inspiring readers to fully examine their spiritual beliefs on both a cognitive and […]

The Gift, by Betty Gwen Barlow

The Gift   Give me the gift of time to travel the byways and back roads   And fresh eyes to see fat, contented cows grazing in green lush pastures of sweet sweet clover   And the privilege to stop where and when I please at any roadside stand for big Vidalia onions and ripe […]

Sue Ellen’s Girl Ain’t Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy, by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson

Click to Buy Sue Ellen’s Girl Ain’t Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy: The Belle of All Things Southern Dishes on Men, Money, and Not Losing Your Midlife Mind By Shellie Rushing Tomlinson Available: May 3, 2011, (Berkley Trade) Reviewed by: Rhett DeVane      Author Shellie Rushing Tomlinson understands everything there is to know about Southern Belles, from how […]

Mississippi Poetry Society Spring Festival

Mississippi Poetry Society Spring Festival April 30- May 1,2011 9:00 a.m. Gulf Hills Hotel/Conference Center Ocean Springs, MS End National Poetry Month on the Mississippi Gulf Coast where you can attend poetry workshops, readings, and award presentations hosted by Alabama’s award-winning poet, Dr. Virginia Gilbert. Learn more:

2011 Kentucky Writers Conference This Weekend

Don’t miss authors Judith Viorst, T.J. Stiles, Nicholas Sparks, and many more…all for FREE at the Kentucky Writers Conference April 16 from 9 am to 4 pm. Find directions, event schedule, and author information by visiting

Celebrate Poem In Your Pocket Day

    April 14th, is Poem In Your Pocket Day.     Poems from pockets will be unfolded throughout the day with events in parks, libraries, schools, workplaces, and bookstores.  Find a list of events celebrating National Poetry Month at     Looking for a poem to fold into your pocket? Write one of your own and post it […]

Who Influenced Award-Winning Poet, Kate Daniels?

     Kate Daniels was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, and educated at the University of Virginia (B.A. and M.A. in English Literature) and Columbia University (M.F.A. School of the Arts).  Her teaching career has taken her to the University of Virginia; the University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Louisiana State University; Wake Forest University; Bennington […]

Join Mississippi Writers at Patawpha Fest, April 16

     Don’t miss the Second Annual Patawpha Fest at Yokna Bottoms Farm as part of Oxford, Mississippi’s Green Week 2011  Saturday, April 16 from 2:00 PM til!      In addition to a fantastic musical line-up that includes The Cakewalkers, Shannon McNally, and Elephant Shoe (just to name a few), regional authors and poets will be sharing their […]