Southern Scribe Out and About
Southern Scribe is reviewed
in "Zine Scene" by Jessica Yerega in Writer's Digest (March 2002, page
Come and visit the Southern
Scribe table at the SC Book Festival. Authors Bill & Fran Marscher, Brewster M.
Robertson, Laurie Taylor as well as BelleBooks (Sandra Chastain, Deborah Smith
and Nancy Knight) will be signing their books.
Southern Scribe is a sponsor for
the SC Book Festival, February
23-24, 2002 at the SC State Fairgrounds in Columbia.
The White Dog is Dancing in
Since the summer of 2001,
Terry Kay's To Dance with the White Dog
has become a publishing phenomenon in Japan, with more than 1,500,000 copies in
print. In addition, a Japanese film company has produced a new version of the
story, which will be released in 125 theaters during Japan's Golden Week
celebration in 2002. Also, a CD titled In Tribute to 'To Dance with the White
Dog' was introduced in December of 2001.
Interest in To Dance with the White Dog has resulted also in publishing
agreements with Taiwan and Korea. Recently, the remaining six of Kay's titles --
The Year the Lights Came On, After Eli, Dark Thirty,
Taking Lottie Home, The Kidnapping of Aaron Greene, and The
Runaway -- have been acquired by Japanese publishers.
Terry Kay credits his success in
Japan to Kazuo Kinoshiota, a submanager of Showado Books in Narashino City.
That positive review started a snowball of media attention.
- Thomas Kay (author's
webmaster and son) needs someone who
can translate a welcome page for Asian readers. It would be a few paragraphs
and probably a personal welcome from Terry.
Maya Angelou Research Center
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has established the Maya
Angelou Research Center on Minority Health to develop methods to close the
health gap between minorities and the rest of the United States population.
Angelou, Reynolds Professor of
American Studies at WFU, serves on the center's steering committee.
2002 SEBA Book Award Nominees
- Clay's Quilt, Silas House
- Moon Women, Pamela Duncan (Delacorte)
- Bel Canto, Ann Patchett (Harper)
- The Bridge, Doug Marlette
- First Lady, Michael Malone (SourceBooks)
- Miss Julia Takes Over, Anne B.
- Cane River, Lalita Tademy (Warner
- Billy Ray's Farm, Larry Brown
- Somehow Form a Family, Tony
- Roanoke, Lee Miller (Arcade)
- Nags Headers, Susan Rountree
- Milking the Moon, by Eugene
Walter as told to Katherine Clark (Crown)
- Ava's Man, Rick Bragg
- Rivers of Kentucky, David Dick
(Plum Lick Publishing)
- Emma and the Civil Warrior, Candy
Dahl (Carolina Moon)
- Love Ruby Lavender, Deborah Wiles
- How Animals Saved the People, J.
J. Reneaux (HarperCollins)
The Southeast Booksellers Association will announce winners in spring and
will present awards at the SEBA Trade Show in Fort Lauderdale, FL (September
- Call for Papers
Eudora Welty and
Material Objects (deadline: February 1, 2002)
Writers Association Call for Papers (deadline: February 15, 2002)
Literary Journal (deadline: March 1, 2002)
Kinnan Rawlings Journal of Florida Literature (deadline: March 1, 2002)
The Survival of
Flannery O'Connor (deadline: March 15, 2002)
Southern Writers, Southern Writing
(deadline: May 1, 2002)
Essay Collection: The Native American
South (deadline: June 1, 2002)
KSU Golden Age Poetry Contest (deadline: February 4, 2002)
Georgia Writing Competition (deadline: March 15, 2002)
Frontiers in Writing Contest (deadline: April 1, 2002)
William Faulkner Creative
Writing Competition 2002 (deadline: April 1, 2002)
The Southern Mystique Short Film Screenwriting Competition (deadline: April 15,
Memorial Award for Best First Novel (deadline: May 15, 2002)
Writers Association Contests for 2002 (deadline: June 1, 2002)
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