Archives for October 2011

North Carolina Writers’ Network’s Annual Fall Conference

 North Carolina Writers’ Network’s Annual Fall Conference November 18-20, 2011 Asheville, NC     The NCWN Fall Conference, first held in 1985, has grown into one of the nation’s largest and most inclusive writers’ conferences.   Registration for the 2011 Fall Conference is now open at www.ncwriters.org.

The Black Ocean by Brian Barker

Brian Barker’s second collection of poetry, The Black Ocean, opens with the 13-page “Dragging Canoe Vanishes from the Bear Pit into the Endless Clucking of the Gods.” Spliced into numerous sections in which Barker’s memory of visiting Cherokee, N.C., is merged with meditations on America’s abuse of Native Americans, “Dragging Canoe” forecasts much of what’s […]

Sanibel Island Writers Conference

Sixth Annual Sanibel Island Writers Conference November 3-6, 2011 Sanibel Island, Florida Keynote Speaker: American film director, screenwriter, and author, John Sayles Plus A Night of Spoken Word with the Henry Rollins, and an amazing lineup of authors including Steve Almond, John Dufresne, and many more. For more information, visit: http://www.fgcu.edu/SIWC/index.html

Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

Silver Sparrow is one of the most unique and creative stories to hit shelves this year. The daughter of a polygamist, Dana Yarboro is convinced she is second best. Forced to live a secret life much less posh than her half sister, Dana watches her father’s other daughter from the distance and examines the “silver […]

Southern Expressions Authors Conference 2011

The MS Gulf Coast Writers Association presents Southern Expressions Authors Conference 2011 October 14-16 Ocean Springs, MS Featuring guest speaker Curtis Wilkie, author of The Fall of the House of Zeus. Visit website for more details: www.gcwriters.org/se11.html

Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum

  Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum’s poems, essays, reviews, podcasts, and interviews recently appear or are forthcoming in The Writers Chronicle, The Spoon River Poetry Review, Poet Lore, The Missouri Review, storySouth, Blackbird, InsideHigherEd.com, Eclipse, Copper Nickel, New Letters, Glimmer Train, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Potomac Review, The Southern Indiana Review, Sou’wester, The Crab Orchard Review, and The Cold Mountain Review, among […]

Meet Clyde Edgerton, Author of The Night Train

SLR: You are recognized as one of the masters of humor. Most writers agree, it’s hard to be funny. Discuss a bit about writing for laughs. Are there any tricks to the timing/delivery, or is this just a natural gift of yours to have such a perfect flow of language? CE: I grew up hearing […]

Meet Stephen Wetta, Author of October Read of the Month: If Jack’s in Love

     EXCITEMENT!!! That’s what we feel about Jack Wetta’s debut novel, If Jack’s in Love, and we are certain that after you read the following interview by SLR contributor Rhett DeVane, you’ll be laughing so hysterically you will order this Read of the Month immediately.              SLR: Is there an intended message in If […]