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Next Saturday, April 21, is going to be a busy day! We start off with the new Student Readers Group, an education/outreach initiative I create to bring more students in their teens and early 20s to the Alabama Book Festival; the inaugural selection is Jim Crow and Me by Solomon Seay, Jr. and we are...
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My next book, Children of the Changing South: Accounts of Growing Up During and After Integration, is forthcoming from McFarland & Co., Publisher. This collection that I edited contains memoirs by 18 writers who tell their stories of growing up in a changing South from the late 1950s through...
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The announcement came at the beginning of February that I am one co-recipient of the Lillian E. Smith Foundation's first Writer-in-Service Residency, which will provide two weeks of quiet writing time in the mountains of northeastern Georgia, near Clayton. Lillian Smith was a writer I admire very...
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