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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.
Tuesday, Sept 4th, American Movie Channel,
BLOCKED: THE NOVELIST'S EXPERIENCE IN HOLLYWOOD
An excellent documentary of William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald and others.
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)