News - June 2001  

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The controversial book The Wind Done Gone by Alice Randall will be released June 28, 2001.  It is a parody of Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell, which was published June 30, 1936.

Finalists for the 4th Annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards are:


The Hatbox Baby: A Novel, by Carrie Brown

Graveyard of the Atlantic, by Alyson Hagy

The Dress Lodger, by Sheri Holman





Eye of the Storm: A Civil War Odyssey, edited by Charles F. Bryan, Jr., and Nelson D. Lankford

Five Sisters: The Langhornes of Virginia, by James Fox

Princes of Ireland, Planters of Maryland: A Carroll Saga, 1500-1782, by Ronald Hoffman 

German Boy: A Refugee's Story, by Wolfgang W. E. Samuel


The Drowned City, by Jennifer Atkinson

Texas School Book Depository: Prose Poems, by Cathryn Hankla

Cenotaph: Poems, by Eric Pankey

The winners will be announced at the 4th Annual Library of Virginia Awards on September 15, 2001.  Booker T. Washington will be honored with the Library's Lifetime Achievement Award.   

Five one-act plays have won the honor of being presented at the Savannah Playwrights Festival beginning July 13, 2001.

The winners of the 2001 Savannah Playwright Festival are:
Evolution of the Hopewells, by Eric Nuart
Act Two, by Martell Stroup
Now He's Perking for Sasha, by C. J. Mellor
A Silent Heart Pardoner, by Julia Arrants
Walking in Circles, by Yvonne Martinez

Changes are in the works to make the festival a part of Savannah Offstage, a fringe festival of Savannah Onstage.  If that occurs, the deadline for plays submitted for competition will move to January 1, 2002.

Glenda Ivey is the 2001 winner of the Rose McKee O'Donnelly Award for her selfless dedication of her time and energy to the promotion of writers and the craft of writing. Ms. Ivey is Founder/President of the Florida Writers Association, Inc., Co-Chairman of the Georgia/Florida Book & Art Festival and creator of Authors Circle of Success.  Her novels, Ripped Apart (August 2001) and Silent Revenge (September 2001) will be released by Rose International Publishing House, Inc..

Call for Papers
The Society for the Study of Southern Literature Conference (deadline: October 15, 2001)
Southern Literary Journal (deadline: March 1, 2002)

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