October Read of the Month: “Haints on Black Mountain: A Haunted Short Story Collection” by Ann Hite

There are novelists who never master the short story form or who wouldn’t consider writing memoir. There are also writers of short fiction who balk at the idea of committing to a novel. And though 2012 Georgia Author of the Year and Townsend Prize finalist Ann Hite stays true to her Appalachian settings and Southern […]

Dawn Major Interviews Ann Hite

Dawn Major met Ann Hite through a friend and fellow Southern author Raymond Adkins. She was seeking Southern authors to review for her blog, now called SouthernRead, and Adkins emailed her about Hite. Dawn loved Hite’s Appalachian settings and her infamous haints, but  also her approach to writing, which is much like her own. Go […]

William Gay Reading at Bear Bookstore

WHAT:  Reading/ Discussion on STORIES FROM THE ATTIC by William Gay with Team Gay members at Bear Bookstore WHEN: AUGUST 7, 2022 from 4-8 p.m. WHERE: BEAR BOOK MARKET 85 East Main Street Dahlonega, GA 30533 DETAILS:  http://dawnmajor.com/2022/07/29/stories-from-the-attic-by-william-gay-reading-with-team-gay-at-bear-bookstore-august-7-2022-4-8-pm-est/


WHAT: Write Now with Dawn Major & Michael White- William Gay’s Stories From The Attic. Virtual via Broadleaf Writers Association’s FB Page on Zoom. WHEN: AUGUST 18 at 7 p.m. DETAILS:  (7) Write Now: Stories From the Attic | Facebook

Change of Leadership at SLR

After devoting more than a decade of service to Southern Literary Review, including serving as editor-in-chief and publisher, Allen Mendenhall is stepping down from those roles. Allen has written and published over one hundred of his own book reviews and author interviews on SLR, most recently moving from Q/A print interviews to a video format. […]

Dawn Major interviews Robert Gwaltney, Author of “The Cicada Tree”

I finally met Robert Gwaltney—in person—at a local author’s book signing, but we had become virtual friends during this never-ending pandemic. Robert is a writer and book advocate like me, so it was only a matter of time before our paths crossed. Gwaltney is also the editor for Blue Mountain Review and is highly active […]