Susan Van Allen

Susan Van Allen is the author of three books about Italian travel, including 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go, and has written for many publications, including National Geographic Traveler and AFAR. She also designs and hosts “Golden Weeks in Italy: For Women Only trips.” Visit her website at www.susanvanallen.com for more information.

Jay Langdale

Jay Langdale received his BA from Mercer University, his MA from the Southern Studies Program at the University of Mississippi and his PhD from the University of Florida where he studied under Bertram Wyatt-Brown. His dissertation titled “Superfluous Southerners: Cultural Conservatism and the South” was awarded the 2006 M.E. Bradford Prize by the St. George […]

James McWilliams

James McWilliams’s writing has appeared in The Paris Review, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Harper’s, The Washington Post, Slate, The American Scholar, Texas Monthly, The Atlantic, and The Virginia Quarterly Review. His current project is a history of art and expression in the 20th-century American South, tentatively titled The Wild Beautiful Poets We Grow by the Road.

Managing Editor Allen Mendenhall Publishes “Of Bees and Boys,” A Collection of Essays

Managing editor Allen Mendenhall has published his second book this year.  Of Bees and Boys, a collection of essays, was released May 10th.  From the publisher, Red Dirt Press: In this collection of essays, literary lawyer Allen Mendenhall examines ideas about place, literature, reading, family, and custom from the vanishing perspective of a traditional Southerner. […]

Coming Soon: A Good Man Is Hard to Be

On May 1, 2017, the official Indiegogo campaign launched for A Good Man Is Hard to Be, a short film that takes inspiration from Flannery O’Connor’s classic short story, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find.” The story fascinated director Michael Yu when he first read it in an English class in high school. O’Connor’s […]

Joseph Bathanti

Joseph Bathanti is former Poet Laureate of North Carolina (2012-14) and the author of several books of poetry, including Communion Partners; Anson County; The Feast of All Saints; This Metal (nominated for the National Book Award and winner of the Oscar Arnold Young Award); Land of Amnesia; Restoring Sacred Art (winner of the 2010 Roanoke Chowan Prize, awarded annually […]

John S. Maguire

John S. Maguire is a Telecommunications and FM Broadcast consultant living in Oklahoma City. He obtained a degree in English from Texas Christian University and at 53 years old went back and obtained a Master in Fine Arts from Oklahoma City University. His work will soon appear in The Literary Lawyer.

Julia Jordan Weller

Julia Jordan Weller, a native of Montgomery, Alabama, attended Hollins University and obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama in 1985. She obtained her Juris Doctorate from Cumberland School of Law in 1988. Since that time, she has served as a law clerk to the Honorable Joel F. Dubina on both the United […]