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                                                          April, 2004                                         Vol. 5, No. 3

Book News
“It Just Comes From the Heart”
An Interview with Ellen Gilchrist
By Robert L. Hall

The character-driven stories of Ellen Gilchrist have captured the imagination of readers for years. Her Delta characters have a quality of connection that causes empathy and recognition. Gilchrist is a living Southern literary treasure. 

Ellen Gilchrist has been named the 2004 recipient of the Thomas Wolfe Prize by the Thomas Wolfe Society.

 

Life After The New York Times:
A Literary Career
By Sherry Kughn

Author, journalist Rick Bragg has reincarnated himself as a literary contender now that his New York Times career is behind him. Bragg says he is “back home.” He’s living close to the place he made famous with his stories of growing up poor in Appalachia, that is in Possom Trot, just east of where he lives now in Pleasant Valley. His only job now is writing books.

 

Porch Tales
Porch Tales are personal essays that bring memories of family, community, place and all those favorite stories passed on the porch. 
Ordinary Days
by Pam Gurule
  
At the Rodeo
By Gene Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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April  Calendar
1-2 UNA Writers' Festival
1-3 Southern Literary Literary Festival at UAB
1-3 Tennessee Mountain Writers Conference
1-4 The Oxford Conference for the Book
1-4 Florida Outdoor Writers Conference
2-3 Montevallo Literary Festival
2-4 Eugene Walter Writers Festival
5-9 Flannery O'Connor Week
15-18 NC Literary Festival at UNC State
16-17 Southern Kentucky Festival of Books
22-24 Festival of Faith & Writing
23-25 Sweet Auburn Literary Festival
23-25 Silken Sands 2004
24 Alabama Bound
24-25 Arkansas Literary Festival
4/30-5/1 Oklahoma Writers' Federation Conference
4/30-5/2 Malice Domestic, Ltd.
4/30-5/2 Mountain Laurel Conference
4/29-5/1 Alabama Writers Symposium

2004 Calendar

Book Reviews
Wishing for Snow: A Memoir, Minrose Gwin
The Constant Circle: H.L. Mencken and His Friends, Sara Mayfield
The Big Bust at Tyrone's Rooming House: A Novel of Atlanta, James Gallant
Coosa, Jack Prather
The Lord Had Something Better in Mind, Barbara J. Robinson
On My Father's Grave, Marshall Frank
Where the Birds Never Sing: The True Story of the 92nd Battalion and the  Liberation of Dachau.Jack Sacco
Beyond the Burning Bus: The Civil Rights Revolution in a Southern Town, Phil Noble
The Great Sea Island Storm of 1893, Bill & Fran Marscher
Robeson County, North Carolina: Images of America series, K. Blake Tyner
Killing the Buddha: A Heretic's Bible, Peter Manseau and Jeff Sharlet
Ellen Gilchrist: Collected Stories, Ellen Gilchrist
The Fable of the Southern Writer, Lewis P. Simpson
Conserving Words: How American Nature Writers Shaped the Environmental Movement, Daniel J. Philippon
Good Cooking Good Looking: Recipes from Atlanta Bachelors, Bonnie Irvine
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