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Southern Writers on Writing

Join Susan Cushman, Corey Mesler, Niles Reddick, Sally Thomason, and Claude Wilkinson for a panel on writing. 

About the book:

The South is often misunderstood on the national stage, characterized by its struggles with poverty, education, and racism, yet the region has yielded an abundance of undeniably great literature. In Southern Writers on Writing, Susan Cushman collects twenty-six writers from across the South whose work celebrates southern culture and shapes the landscape of contemporary Southern literature. Contributors hail from Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, and Florida. Contributors like Lee Smith, Michael Farris Smith, W. Ralph Eubanks, and Harrison Scott Key, among others, explore issues like, race, politics, and family and the apex of those issues colliding. It discusses landscapes, voices in the South and how writers write. The anthology is divided into six sections, including "Becoming a Writer"; "Becoming a Southern Writer"; "Place, Politics, People"; "Writing about Race"; "The Craft of Writing"; and "A Little Help from My Friends".



Event date: 
Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Event address: 
387 Perkins Ext.
Memphis, TN 38117
Southern Writers on Writing By Susan Cushman (Editor), Alan Lightman (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Susan Cushman (Editor), Alan Lightman (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781496815002
Published: University Press of Mississippi - May 16th, 2018