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                   Our Culture of Storytelling

                                                   October, 2002                           Vol. 3, No.9

Book News
Celebrating Our Culture
Ghost Detectives
an interview with Jack Roth
by Joyce Dixon

Writer-photographer Jack Roth of Orlando, Florida, became a ghost hunter after capturing paranormal images in his photographs during a visit to the Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville, Louisiana.  He contacted Dr. Andrew Nichols of the American Institute of Parapsychology (AIP) and became an AIP Field Investigator. 

A Gathering of Words
Alabama's Beloved Scout
2002 Alabama Humanities Award recipient
Nelle Harper Lee
by Joyce Dixon with Wayne Greenhaw

The One Book/One Community program has readers across the country following Scout, Jem and Atticus in small town Alabama.  The classic was published for the first time in a trade edition this year, which offers a slightly oversized paperback with larger type (Perennial Classic, $11.95). To Kill a Mockingbird has an estimated 30 million copies in print worldwide in more than 40 languages.

This month, The Alabama Humanities Foundation honored author Nelle Harper Lee with the 2002 Humanities Award.


A Gathering of Words
Reading on Fantasy Island
Amelia Book Island Festival
by Joyce Dixon

The Book Island Festival was held Saturday, October 5th, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church with a lovely Spanish courtyard for attendees to relax in between sessions. Thirty-five local, regional and national writers mingled with approximately 200 festival attendees.  Sessions covered self-publishing, memoir writing, poetry, Children's Literature, mysteries, historical fiction, history writing, and elements of getting published.  

Porch Tales
Porch Tales are personal essays that bring memories of family, community, place and all those favorite stories passed on the porch.
My Summer Job
by David Ritchie
A Family Altercation
by Ulmer Speed


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Southeast Independent Bestseller List (managed by Book Sense and SEBA).

Book Awards and a "Forgotten Expedition" are making news in October.

More News

October Calendar
3-6, 2002 Fall for the Book Literary Festival
3-19, 2002 Novello
4-6, 2002 Amelia Island Book Festival
10-12, 2002 Ozark Writers Conference
10-13, 2002 Journey for the Writer in You: New Orleans
11-13, 2002 Southern Festival of Books
12, 2002 National Book Festival
13-16, 2002 First Novel Fest
14-19, 2002 Deep South Festival of Writers
17-20, 2002 Southern Foodways Symposium
17-19, 2002 Tennessee Williams Festival
18, 2002 Lillian Smith Symposium & Awards
18-20, 2002 South Carolina Writers Workshop Conference
19, 2002 Chesapeake Writers' Conference
25-27, 2002 Cape Fear Crime Festival
19, 2002 Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators - Southern Breeze Fall Conference
10/30-11/2, 2002 FIU Seaside Writers Conference

2002 Calendar

Book Reviews
The Half-Mammals of Dixie, George Singleton, 2002
The Role of Ideas in the Civil Rights South, edited by Ted Ownby, 2002
Forgiving Sam, B. Powell Clark, 2002
The Forever Season, Don Keith, 2002
Hot Shot, Charlotte Hughes, 2002
Speaks the Nightbird, Robert McCammon, 2002
The Shining Shining Path, Carroll Dale Short, 2002
A Writer's Tool Kit, Carroll Dale Short, 2001
Flannery O'Connor: A Life, Jean W. Cash, 2002
My Grandfather's Finger, Edward Swift, 1999
The Death of Sweet Mister, Daniel Woodrell, 2002
Working Cures:  Healing, Health, and Power on Southern Slave Plantations, Sharla M. Fett, 2002
With Glory and Honor: Daily Devotions, Barbara Longstreth Mulkey, 2002


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