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                   Our Culture of Storytelling

                                                    August, 2001                         Vol. 2, No.8     

Book News

Literary Classics
Remembering Miss Eudora
Tribute to Eudora Welty (1909-2001)
by Joyce Dixon

She was appointed to the National Council on the Arts by President Nixon.  She twice received the Freedom Medal of Honor, from Presidents Carter and Reagan.  Her portrait is part of the permanent “Great Americans” collection at the National Portrait Gallery.  Her literary works brought her international acclaim and a Pulitzer Prize.  We have lost a national treasure.  Mississippi has lost its gentle southern lady – Miss Eudora Welty.


Featured Fiction Author
The Past is Present
an interview with Julia Oliver
by Robert L. Hall

Montgomery author Julia Oliver began writing fiction in the mid-1980's.  Of her early work, Oliver's short story "The Ritual" won first place in a competition judged by Ernest Gaines.  Her 1993 story story collection, Seventeen Times as High as the Moon, was a fiction finalist in the Alabama Library Association Awards.  Julia Oliver's current novel Music of Falling Water is attracting the notice of literary circles.

Featured Poet
Frances Brinkley Cowden:
Grandmother Earth
by Robert L. Hall

Practically an institution in Memphis, Tennessee, where she resides, Frances Brinkley Cowden is editor of Grandmother Earth and Life Press, a small publishing company that she founded in 1993.  Local poets praise her and Christian writers adore her.   

As editor/publisher of Grandmother Earth and Life Press, she has done the layouts for 15 books and numerous other promotional projects.  She has conducted writers’ conferences for the past three years.


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"An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," a story set in the deep South during the American Civil War, is being filmed in North Carolina.

More News

August Calendar

2-4, 2001 Alabama Writers' Conclave Conference
3-5, 2001 Eatonton, Georgia Literary Festival
8/31-9/1, 2001 Magical Dreams Conference

2001 Calendar

Book Reviews

Ava's Man, Rick Bragg, 2001
Backside of Nowhere, Sharon Sebastian, 2000
Mossy Creek, Deborah Smith et al, 2001
Yonder Stands Your Orphan, Barry Hannah, 2001
Tongues of Flames, Mary Ward Brown, Reprint Edition, 2001
The Snowbirds, Annie Jones, 2001
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