Archives for June 2011

Call for Articles on Thomas Wolfe in Film

The 2012 issue of the North Carolina Literary Review will feature North Carolina Literature into Film. The editor, Margaret Bauer, is seeking ideas for articles on film adaptations of Thomas Wolfe’s works.  Send your questions or material to Margaret via email: BAUERM@ecu.edu Submission deadline: August 31, 2011.

What to Give the Writing Dad? Registration to Nonfiction Workshop

2011 Memphis Creative Nonfiction Workshop Memphis, Tennessee September 23-25, 2011        The 2011 Memphis Creative Nonfiction Workshop will feature faculty-led manuscript critique sessions, craft talks, a “pitch fest” hosted by a literary agent, panels, and keynote presentations by published authors in the field of creative nonfiction, including creative nonfiction authors, Neil White, Kristen Iversen, […]

Edward Cohen Offers Jewish Perspective on Civil Rights Movement

     SLR contributor Patricia O’Sullivan shares her favorite Father’s Day gift. Click to Buy      “The Peddler’s Grandson by Edward Cohen,” Patti says. “It’s a fascinating memoir of growing up Jewish in Jackson, Mississippi during the Civil Rights era. It is also about trying to escape the identity thrust upon you by your parents.”

Sautee Shadows by Denise Weimer

Click to Buy SAUTEE SHADOWS Written by Denise Weimer  Reviewed by Paul H. Yarbrough      Billed on the cover as Book One of the Georgia Gold Trilogy, Sautee Shadows is a historical novel about the South during the mid-1800s.      Weimer’s Georgia roots give her credibility as to understanding what Southern life was all about […]

Lewis Nordan Explores Magical Bond Between Father and Son

   Still looking for a meaningful Father’s Day Gift? SLR contributor Sean Ennis shares the title that most impacted his role as both a son and a father:     When I first read Lewis Nordan’s Music of the Swamp, I was just a son.  I laughed and cringed at the bungling of Mr. Mecklin–the well-intentioned lies […]

Charles Portis Collection Ideal Father’s Day Gift

     The DVD of True Grit hits shelves June 7. This current Coen Brothers’ take on one of Charles Portis’ greatest literary works has been met with critical acclaim, as was the original 1969 film which landed John Wayne an academy award.      This revived interest in Charles Portis has led readers to return to his novels for […]

SLR Contributor Signs Debut Novel

  Meet SLR contributor, Paul Yarbrough, as he signs his debut novel, Mississipi Cotton, Tuesday, June 7 from 5:30-7 at Main Street Booksin Hattiesburg, MS.

Philip K. Jason’s Father’s Month Pick

     SLR contributor Phil Jason selects his most influential read by a male Southern author. “One of my favorites is Larry Brown’s Dirty Work,” says Jason, “a brilliant (and very Southern) novel of the Vietnam War and its aftermath.” Click to Buy