Award-Winning Author Anthony Grooms to Speak at Albany State

     Anthony Grooms an award-winning southern author, poet, and playwright, will participate in the Albany State University 2011 Summer Seminar on Southern Literature. Grooms will speak on Wednesday in Room 114 of the James Pendergrast Library at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.      In his first session, Grooms will discuss southern writers past and present, […]

Sautee Shadows by Denise Weimer

Click to Buy SAUTEE SHADOWS Written by Denise Weimer  Reviewed by Paul H. Yarbrough      Billed on the cover as Book One of the Georgia Gold Trilogy, Sautee Shadows is a historical novel about the South during the mid-1800s.      Weimer’s Georgia roots give her credibility as to understanding what Southern life was all about […]

Harvard Offers Class on Southern Literature

     Think Southern Lit doesn’t have broad impact in other regions? Harvard is offering a class in this year’s Summer School Writing Program that will examine Southern works in conjunction with the Harlem Renaissance.      Specifically, the course is described as follows:       “Beginning with the renaissance in Southern letters that emerged in the early 1920s, and […]

Celebrate Poem In Your Pocket Day

    April 14th, is Poem In Your Pocket Day.     Poems from pockets will be unfolded throughout the day with events in parks, libraries, schools, workplaces, and bookstores.  Find a list of events celebrating National Poetry Month at     Looking for a poem to fold into your pocket? Write one of your own and post it […]

Southern Lit: All About Mules?

     If you haven’t read Rick Bragg’s latest Southern Journal in April’s issue of Southern Living magazine, check out his humorous take on what makes real Southern Literature:      “Scholars have long debated the defining element of great Southern literature. Is it a sense of place? Fealty to lost causes? A struggle to transcend the boundaries of […]