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.
On Friday evening: Bourbon on the Porch honoring William Faulkner & James Dickey. Enjoy an easy walk to Newnan’s historic district for memorable bourbon concoctions, local entertainment and lively book talks.
A Saturday morning panel discussion, “War, Women and Bourbon”, remembering James Dickey and the dark enigma of his Southern literature. Presenters: Dr. Casey Clabough, The James Dickey Review & Prof. Emma Bolden, Georgia Southern University.
A Literary Lunch will host Dr. Clabough’s exploration of Confederados, a story of the exodus of several thousand Southerners to Brazil in the aftermath of the civil war. Book signing follows.
Next, one of the South’s best new authors discusses his novel of adopting a Korean baby into an aristocratic Charleston family, A Southern Girl, by John Warley, Virginia lawyer turned author. Book signing follows.
Mid-afternoon a renowned Southern scholar will present “William Faulkner’s Civil War”, a study on how Faulkner’s stance on the Civil War changed through the years. Presenter: Dr. Jay Watson, Ole Miss Howry Professor of Faulkner Studies.
Saturday night, a Southern Dinner with popular Georgia-based music and a live auction will bring Southern LitFest 2015 to a close.
Tickets are limited and available March 1st, see southernlitfest.com for more information. All proceeds benefit the Newnan Carnegie Library.
The Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation, a 501(c)-3 charitable corporation, was founded to fund and further enhance programming and literary initiatives of the historic 1903 Carnegie Library.
Newnan is located 30 minutes south of the Atlanta Airport.