Southern Scribe

                  Our Culture of Storytelling

                                                              March, 2005                           Vol. 6, No. 3

Book  News

An Interview with Paula Wall
by Joyce Dixon

Almost a blend of Fannie Flagg and Florence King, first time novelist Paula Wall is an author worth watching. Paula Wall developed her earthy humor in a syndicated column before giving a voice to the Belle women of Leaper's Fork, Tennessee, in her debut novel The Rock Orchard.

The Wisdom of Children
An Interview with Minnie Lamberth
by Pam Kingsbury
Minnie Lamberth's Life with Strings Attached, winner of the Paraclete Fiction Award, is creating an unusual literary buzz. Active in her church and community, Lamberth's first novel has been compared with Haven Kimmel's A Girl Named Zippy and Sue Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees.
Lewis Grizzard: The Favorite Son of Moreland, Georgia
by Kendall Bell
Eleven years ago on March 20, 1994, we lost a literary giant when Lewis Grizzard, an author and humorist, died after suffering a heart attack while playing golf in Orlando, Florida. 
by Ed Williams

Southern humor thrives in the stage show by humorists Dedra Grizzard, Deborah Ford, and Ed Williams.


Porch Tales

Porch Tales are personal essays that bring memories of family, community, place and all those favorite stories passed on the porch. 
Roundabout History 
By Palmer Fitzgerald
Marsh Spring
By Dickie Anderson 













Book Reviews

Tribute: Andre Norton
Ansa to receive Lindberg Award
Robert Penn Warren Centennial

More News

The Rock Orchard: A Novel, Paula Wall
Life With Strings Attached, Minnie Lamberth
Plain Heathen Mischief, Martin Clark
The Many Aspects of Mobile Home Living, Martin Clark
The Barbarian Parade, Kirby Gann
Poe and Fanny: A Novel, John May
In the Beginning There Were No Diapers, Tim Bete
We're Just Like You, Only Prettier, Celia Rivenbark 
Rediscovering the South's Celtic Heritage, Barry Vann
Dixie Lullaby: A Story of Music, race, and  New Beginnings in a New South, Mark Kemp










March Calendar

2-6 Southeastern Theatre Conference
3-6 Sleuthfest
3-6 Florida Christian Writers' Conference
4-5 Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators Spring Conference
4-5 Written in the Stars Writers' Conference
5 Florida Authors Book Fair
9 UAB Writers' Series
10 Sharyn McCrumb Reading at Salem College
11-12 Writing Today
12 Hollins University Literary Festival
13-20 Novels-In-Progress Workshop
16-20 The Virginia Festival of the Book
17-19 The Sandhills Writers Conference
21-23 Central Piedmont Community College Literary Festival
24-26 Kentucky Women Writers Conference
24-26 Kentucky Writer's Workshop
3/30-4/3 The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
3/31-4/1 Tennessee Williams Scholars' Conference
3/31-4/2 Chattanooga Conference on Southern Literature
2005 Event Calendar





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