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  News - August, 2001  

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On July 15, 2001 Owl Creek Productions will begin filming “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” in Wilmington, North Carolina.  Based on the classic American short story by Ambrose Bierce, the production company has worked to create a film that loses none of the original plot’s masterful blend of suspense, intrigue, and unexpected horror.

"An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" is a story set in the deep South during the American Civil War. It is a story about a man, Peyton Farquhar, who by ‘circumstances of an imperious nature’ was unable to take service in the gallant Southern armies. An original secessionist and ardent follower of the Southern cause, Peyton Farquhar did what he could in support of an independent Confederacy.


The finalists for the Southern Book Critics Circle Awards are:

Fiction Nonfiction
So Far Back, by Pam Durban (Picador)
Jim the Boy, by Tony Earley (Little, Brown)
Provinces of Night, by William Gay (Doubleday)
Nowhere Else on Earth, by Josephine Humphries (Viking)
Somebody Told Me, by Rick Bragg (UA Press)
Cathedrals of Kudzu, by Hal Crowther, Fred Hobson and Steve Cragg (LSU Press)
Carry Me Home, by Diane McWhorter (Simon & Schuster)

The HOLT Medallion Award for Southern Theme went to Echoes of Mercy by Lyn Cote.  Other finalists included: Embers of Time by Eugenia Riley; and In the Shadow of the Moon by Karen White.  The HOLT Medallion Contest is sponsored by the Virginia Romance Writers.

Call for Papers

All Topics Relating to Tennessee Williams (deadline: August 30, 2001)

Poe and Literary Space (deadline: September 1, 2001)

The Society for the Study of Southern Literature Conference (deadline: October 15, 2001)

New Approaches to Eudora Welty (deadline: November 15, 2001)

Eudora Welty Around the Globe: Inner and Outer Spaces (deadline: November 15, 2001)

Delta Blues Symposium VIII: The Sacred and the Secular (deadline: January 15, 2002)

Southern Literary Journal (deadline: March 1, 2002)
William Faulkner Creative Writing Competition 2002 (deadline: April 1, 2002)

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