Southern Scribe

                  Our Culture of Storytelling

                                                              January, 2005                           Vol. 6, No. 1

Book  News

You Have to Eat Your Green Vegetables
An Interview with Kay Sloan
by Pam Kingsbury
The Mississippi of Kay Sloan's childhood holds a prominent place in her fiction as do the voices she heard growing up there. Her first novel, Worry Beads, won the Ohioana Award for Fiction, and her second novel, The Patron Saint of the Red Chevys, has won two nominations in "young adult fiction."
Flying to His Own Tune
An Interview with Rich Everitt
by Joyce Dixon
Rich Everitt likes life on the edge.  He teases gravity as a pilot, but it was his roles as a musician and journalist that triggered the inspiration for a book exploring the deaths of singers and musicians who met their end in flight. His unique knowledge of air travel and bands adds to the depth of his book.
by Joyce Dixon 
What is the magic of Elvis?  It may be as simple as a southern boy making his way out of poverty, while remembering the traditions of family, faith, and good manners.  Elvis never forgot these things, and this foundation was created during his youth in Tupelo, Mississippi. 
by Cathy Rogers

Like most native southerners, I mispronounce a few words, stretch some monosyllabic words into longer ones, and blur the syllables of other words. But even taking all of this into consideration, I am still occasionally shocked, and/or amused, by some of the things I hear. 


Porch Tales

Porch Tales are personal essays that bring memories of family, community, place and all those favorite stories passed on the porch. 
It’s Going To Be A “Super” Bowl
by Dickie Anderson
Pre-School in Mississippi
by Palmer Fitzgerald


We called it the Chimney
by Brenda S. Brown
A Short Journey
by Pam Gurule


Book Reviews

Ron Rash to Receive the James Still Award

More News

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

Witnessing, Ellen Douglas
Shapers of Southern History: Autobiographical Reflections, Edited by John B. Boles
A Salty Piece of Land, Jimmy Buffett
Off Magazine Street, Ronald Everett Capps
Cage's Bend, Carter Coleman
The Problem With Murmur Lee, Connie May Fowler
The Garden Angel, Mindy Friddle
Sammy's Hill, Kristin Gore
The Same Sweet Girls, Cassandra King
The Dead Don't Dance, Charles Martin
Gilead, Marilynne Robinson
Welcome to the Fallen Paradise, Dayne Sherman
The Patron Saint of Red Chevys, Kay Sloan
Liberating Paris, Linda Bloodworth Thomason
The Lord Had Something Better in Mind, Barbara J. Robinson
The View from Delphi, Jonathan Odell
Baptism at Bull Run, James P. Reger
The City of Churches, Kenneth Robbins
Sorry I Worried You, Gary Fincke
Elemental South: An Anthology of Southern Nature Writing, Edited by Dorinda G. Dallmeyer
Falling Stars: Air Crashes that Filled Rock & Roll Heaven, Rich Everitt
Cherokee Women in Crisis, Carolyn Ross Johnston
Inspiration Through the Years: A Book of Poetry and Song, Shannon Denise Stafford
The Wise Mullet of Cook Bayou, Timothy A. Weeks











January Calendar

6-16 Key West Literary Seminar 
15 Stitching Stars Storytelling Festival
26-30 Zora Neale Hurston Festival 




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