Word of the South Festival

Word of South, a festival of literature and music with its inaugural event scheduled for April 11-12, 2015, is a unique blend of writers and musicians and an exploration of the relationship between the two disciplines. The festival will feature authors who write about music, musicians who also are authors, authors and musicians appearing together, […]

Southern LitFest 2015

Bourbon, Literature and Southern Charm: Southern LitFest 2015 June 5 & 6, Newnan, Georgia Good food, great literature, bourbon on an inviting porch, Market Day on the square, fiddlers picking a bluegrass tune …people having a great time talking about books, films and Southern culture in a classic small town setting. Highlights include: On Friday evening: […]

Red Truck Review Interviews SLR Managing Editor Allen Mendenhall

The inaugural issue of Red Truck Review: A Journal of American Southern Literature and Culture ran this week and featured this interview and these poems by managing editor Allen Mendenhall.  The interview begins with questions about Southern Literary Review and discusses Allen’s recently published book, Literature and Liberty.  Red Truck Review is edited by SLR contributor Amy Susan […]

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2014 Spring Conference

GREENSBORO, NC—The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2014 Spring Conference will be held Saturday, April 12, in the MHRA Building at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. This year, the Network will introduce a new programming feature: instead of a traditional keynote address, attendees can choose between two special sessions at the end of the […]

Notable Scholarship in Southern Studies

Jon Smith

Southern Literary Review would like to acknowledge and recommend a few works of scholarship that, we think, will interest our readers.  Each book is about Southern themes or literature, broadly defined.   Jon Smith.  Finding Purple America: The South and the Future of American Cultural Studies.  Athens, Georgia: The University of Georgia Press, 2013. From […]

Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) Announces Parapalooza

A new movement is afoot.  Now that sentence should be read aloud.  And Parapalooza is just the place to do it.  When was the last time you read something so good you wanted to read it aloud to the person sitting next to you just to share it? The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) wants […]

The 2013 Squire Summer Writing Residency

NORTH CAROLINA—The 2013 Squire Summer Writing Residency will be July 11–14 on the campus of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee. The Squire Summer Writing Residency is the Network’s smallest and most intensive conference. Admission is limited to the first fifty registrants who sign up for one of three three-day workshops: Poetry with Kathryn Stripling Byer, […]

The Yokshop

Interested in writing fiction? Memoir? Whether you are a novice or expert, come hone your writing skills at THE YOKSHOP (June 7th-9th), a weekend long writers’ conference in Oxford, Mississippi. Have your work read and discussed by published and critically acclaimed authors in one of America’s great writing towns. This year’s faculty features fiction writers […]