March Forth to be held in Beaufort

The nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center’s eighth annual March Forth will be held on Saturday, March 2, and Sunday, March 3. This special event commemorates the anniversary of Pat Conroy’s passing on March 4, 2016, with programs on major themes of his writing and teaching life, including social justice, inclusivity, conservation, education, and storytelling. Learn […]

Read of the Month: “The Girl from the Red Rose Motel” by Susan Beckham Zurenda

In this review/interview hybrid, Associate Editor Dawn Major discusses with author Susan Beckham Zurenda her second novel, The Girl From The Red Rose Motel (Mercer University Press 2023).  DM: Susan, I thoroughly enjoyed your first book, Bells for Eli, and absolutely identified with Hazel’s character in The Girl from the Red Rose Motel even more. […]

“End Times” by John Williams

Introduction: Southern Literary Review’s Associate Editor Dawn Major met the author of End Times,  John Williams, through Reinhardt University’s Etowah Valley MFA Writing Program. Williams was Major’s critical thesis adviser, and he offered her an enormous amount of support and guidance while she wrote her critical thesis about the work of the late author, William […]


GEORGIA WRITERS MUSEUM IS SEEKING SESSION PROPOSALS FOR THE 3RD ANNUAL WRITERS RETREAT FEBRUARY 9-11, 2024   Proposals accepted from Monday, November 12 – Monday, January 1, 2024. Acceptance emails week of January 15, 2023. Conference will take place at Georgia Writers Museum located in Eatonton, GA. In-person instructors are preferred, but Zoom presentations (or zoom […]

Dawn Major interviews Editor and Contributors of All night, All Day Anthology

Introduction: Since becoming one of the Associate Editors at Southern Literary Review, Dawn Major has come to know several of the authors, poets, and artists from the cast of this exquisite anthology, All Night, All Day: life, death & angels. Clearly, each and every one of the talented women writers who contributed understood the value […]

“The Middle Daughter” by Chika Unigwe

Award-winning author, James McBride, said to new writers, “The simple story is the best story,” and that is exactly what Chika Unigwe’s novel authored with her latest novel, The Middle Daughter. But Unigwe is not new to writing by any means. She writes essays, poetry, novels, and short stories. She has been published in numerous […]