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                                                   April, 2003                               Vol. 4, No. 4

Book News
Featured Author
A Man of Poetry and Prose
An Interview with Miller Williams
by Pam Kingsbury
As anyone who has ever heard him read knows, Miller Williams is a courtly gentleman deeply committed to his craft as a writer.  The same gentle wit, acute observations, and gift for narrative that permeate his poetry are prevalent in his first collection of short stories, The Lives of Kelvin Fletcher. 
Featured Poet
The Thirst for Artistic Brilliance
An Interview with Joy Harjo
By Pam Kingsbury
Joy Harjo belongs to the Muscogee Nation and is the author seven collections of poetry, most recently How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems: 1975-2001. She was named this year's winner of the Arrell Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oklahoma Center for the Book. The award recognizes a body of work contributing to Oklahoma's literary heritage.
Featured Thriller Author
His Hand is on the Pulse
An Interview with Brewster Milton Robertson
by Joyce Dixon

If you are well-read in current events and trends, you may be able to map out the course of the Country.  It is a fine talent for a writer to have, and Brewster Robertson is so blessed.  His latest thriller, A Grail Mystique hits with the impact of headlines that reflect current political, economic and industrial trends.  His novel shows the changes in a multi-invested, family mega-corporation, when the family bloodline is weakened and less involved. The Grahams of North Carolina emulate many Southern industrial dynasties.


Featured Fiction Author
Small Town Living
An Interview with Eric Shade
by Pam Kingsbury

Eric Shade, a 2003 winner of the prestigious Flannery O'Connor Award for Fiction, likes small towns. In Eyesores, his first collection, he writes about the changing lifestyle in a town where the "good paying jobs" are gone and not likely to return.


Porch Tales
Porch Tales are personal essays that bring memories of family, community, place and all those favorite stories passed on the porch.
Uncle Adron and the Tit-High Temporary No-Train Water Reservoir Railroad Ride
by Jim Reed
Martha Belle talks about herself, September, 1961
By Pamela Bradley
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Tributes to Lost Voices

The Painted House airs April 27th

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April  Calendar
3/25 - 4/22, 2003 Writing the South
2-4, 2003 Children's Book Festival at University of Southern Mississippi
3-5, 2003 Tennessee Mountain Writers Conference
7-12, 2003 Savannah Literary Festival
10-13, 2003 The Oxford Conference for the Book
11, 2003 Huntingdon College: Contemporary NC Fiction
11-12, 2003 Gulf Coast Association of Creative Writing Teachers Conference
11-12, 2003 Southern Kentucky Festival of Books
12, 2003 Reading Between the Lines
24-26, 2003 Chattanooga Conference on Southern Literature
25-27, 2003 Sweet Auburn Literary Festival
25-27, 2003 Silken Sands 2003
26, 2003 Alabama Bound

2003 Calendar

Book Reviews
Locales: Poems from the Fellowship of Southern Writers, edited by Fred Chappell, 2003
Out of the South: Poems, Neal Bowers, 2002
The Lives of Kelvin Fletcher, Miller Williams, 2002
The Grail Mystique, Brewster Milton Robertson, 2003
Wonder When You'll Miss Me, Amanda Davis, 2003
Sons of Mississippi, Paul Hendrickson, 2003
The Midwife's Tale, Gretchen Moran Laskas, 2003
Restoration, John Ed Bradley, 2003
Roseborough, Jane Roberts Wood, 2003
Plant Life, Pamela Duncan, 2003
Confederate Money, Paul Varnes, 2003
Bonneville Stories, Mark Doyon, 2001
Signifying Serpents & Mardi Gras Runners: Representing Identity in Selected Souths, Edited by Celeste Ray and Luke Eric Lassiter, 2003
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