Meet River Jordan, Author of Praying for Strangers

           River Jordan has made a name for herself as a fiction writer and playwright, never dreaming she’d share anything about her personal life to her readers. Now, she’s dared to reach beyond her comfort zone to pen a motivational memoir, Praying for Strangers.      I wish I had read it prior to May, so that I could […]

Award-Winning Author Anthony Grooms to Speak at Albany State

     Anthony Grooms an award-winning southern author, poet, and playwright, will participate in the Albany State University 2011 Summer Seminar on Southern Literature. Grooms will speak on Wednesday in Room 114 of the James Pendergrast Library at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.      In his first session, Grooms will discuss southern writers past and present, […]

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, […]

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.

Register Now for 2011 Squire Summer Writing Residency

    Registration is now open for the North Carolina Writers’ Network’s 2011 Squire Summer Writing Residency, July 14-17 at the Hilton Riverfront in New Bern.  The Squire Summer Writing Residency is open only to the first fifty registrants, who can choose one of the following workshops: Creative Nonfiction with Virginia Holman; Poetry with Peter Makuck; […]

Meet Mark Richard, Author of June Read of the Month – House of Prayer No. 2

          Award-winning author, Mark Richard, graciously took time to discuss his memoir, House of Prayer No. 2, which was selected as the SLR June Read of the Month. We hope you enjoy reading the fascinating conversation between Richard and SLR editor-in-chief, Julie Cantrell. SLR:     What I love about this book the most is that my […]

June Read of the Month: House of Prayer No. 2, by Mark Richard

House of Prayer No. 2 By Mark Richard   Click to Buy      In the first few sentences of his intoxicating memoir, House of Prayer No. 2: A Writer’s Journey Home, Mark Richard builds a unique relationship with the reader. He plucks you out of the real world and drops you directly into a bizarre parallel […]