Intro: The publication of my debut novel, The Bystanders, in 2023 meant of plethora of author events, conferences, and book and literary festivals. Reflecting upon last year, I decided to share some favorite literary destinations with Southern Literary Review’s readers starting with Beaufort, SC where I attended the Eighth Annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival (PCLF) […]

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 […]


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 […]

Writers Event in Mississippi: January 27, 2024

Opportunity for Writers! Writers’ Event will be presented on Saturday, January 27, 2024 at the lovely state-of-the-art Hancock Performing Arts Center in Kiln, MS. Produced by the Hancock County Library System working in partnership with the Harrison County Library System, HOMEGROWN: A WRITERS’ EXCHANGE will feature 20 of the most extraordinary and talented authors from […]

Mississippi Book Festival

Each August, the Mississippi Book Festival unites readers and authors in an exhilarating celebration of books. Saturday, August 19, 2023 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Mississippi State Capitol Building & grounds 400 High St, Jackson, MS 39201 Free & open to the public  

Arkansas Writers Conference

Arkansas Writers Conference June 3, 2023 ARKANSAS WRITERS’ CONFERENCE (