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  News - February, 2002  

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Southern Scribe Out and About

Southern Scribe is reviewed in "Zine Scene" by Jessica Yerega in  Writer's Digest (March 2002, page 48).

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 Japan

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.
Contact Thomas at .


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

Fiction Non-Fiction
Clay's Quilt, Silas House (Algonquin)
Moon Women, Pamela Duncan (Delacorte)
Bel Canto, Ann Patchett (Harper)
The Bridge, Doug Marlette (Harper)
First Lady, Michael Malone (SourceBooks)
Miss Julia Takes Over, Anne B. Ross (Viking)
Cane River, Lalita Tademy (Warner Books)
Billy Ray's Farm, Larry Brown (Algonquin)
Somehow Form a Family, Tony Earley (Algonquin)
Roanoke, Lee Miller (Arcade)
Nags Headers, Susan Rountree (Blair)
Milking the Moon, by Eugene Walter as told to Katherine Clark (Crown)
Ava's Man, Rick Bragg (Knopf)
Rivers of Kentucky, David Dick (Plum Lick Publishing)
Emma and the Civil Warrior, Candy Dahl (Carolina Moon)
Love Ruby Lavender, Deborah Wiles (Harcourt)
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 20-22, 2002).

Call for Papers

Eudora Welty and Material Objects (deadline: February 1, 2002)

Appalachian Writers Association Call for Papers (deadline: February 15, 2002)

Southern Literary Journal (deadline: March 1, 2002)

The Marjorie 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)

O, 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, 2002)

Fred Bonnie Memorial Award for Best First Novel (deadline: May 15, 2002)

Appalachian Writers Association Contests for 2002 (deadline: June 1, 2002)

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