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  News - September, 2001  

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The first National Book Festival will be held September 8, 2001 in Washington, D.C.  The event, sponsored by the Library of Congress, celebrates books and reading through storytelling, readings, musical performances and book-signings by over 60 authors.

It's book trade show time in the South!

Mid-Southern Independent Booksellers Association will gather in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on September 6-9, 2001.  Cartoonist Doug Marlette (The Bridge), Nancy Mace (In the Company of Men), and Jerry Jenkins (Hometown Legend) will speak at Saturday's author breakfast.

The Southeastern Booksellers Association will celebrate its 25th anniversary in Memphis, Tennessee on September 21-23, 2001.  Rutledge Hill and Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill will host breakfast events to feature their authors.  The Grand Finale Book & Author Luncheon will feature Bobbie Ann Mason, Susan Isaacs and Connie Mae Fowler.

The 33rd Annual Lillian Smith Book Awards will be presented in Atlanta on September 21, 2001. 

The 2001 honorees are:
So Far Back by Pam Durban (Fiction)
Cathedrals of Kudzu A Personal Landscape of the South by Hal Crowther (Commentary)
Domestic Work by Natasha Trethewey (Poetry)

The Southern Book Critics Circle Awards will be presented during the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville October 12-14, 2001.
The 2001 Book Awards go to:
Nowhere Else on Earth by Josephine Humphreys (Fiction)
Carry Me Home by Diane McWhorter (Non-Fiction)

  • TV Alerts!
  • Tuesday, Sept 4th, American Movie Channel, 5:30pm ET
    An excellent documentary of William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald and others.

    Sunday, Sept 9th, HBO, 9pm ET
    BAND OF BROTHERS (10-part miniseries)
    Based on the book by Stephen Ambrose, Band of Brothers follows E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from training in Georgia through the end of World War II.  David Kenyon Webster was an aspiring writer who left Harvard to enlist in the paratroops.  He wrote a book of his experiences in the 101st Airborne in Parachute Infantry: An American Paratrooper's Memoir of D-Day and the Fall of the Third Reich.

    Call for Papers
    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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