The SouthWord Literary Festival, 2017 – Chattanooga, TN.
Writers included some of my all-time favorites. A list as talented as the Golden State Warriors of present day. No. Better. Way way better. Forget the comparison. Just look at the list below.
In no particular order:
Wendell Berry (I could stop right here.)
Bobbie Ann Mason
Richard & Robert Bausch
Now I understand why some obsess over Disney World/ Disney Land. This conference housed rock stars in the literary arena, and they all came together and discussed the craft of writing. I was star struck like a girl at her first Beatle’s concert. May the magic never wear off! I’ll probably never wash hand again.
Here are 3 more exciting “writerly” events happening this summer:
“If everybody read Wendell Berry, I believe we’d have a shot at being more decent.”
Hope to see you at one, or all of these times!
In a little over 3 months (5.30.17), my newest novel, Swimming the Echo, will be hitting bookshelves, and I wanted to give you as much notice as possible.
This novel will delve into more backstory of the fictional town of Seton, Kentucky (first featured in my story collection, Baptisms & Dogs (2014)), and the adventures of one youth who takes it upon himself to explore the terrains of love and loyalty.
Here’s an early synopsis:
IT’S AN ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME.
When a summer job to explore Mammoth Cave lands in Cade Rainy’s lap, he doesn’t think twice.
THE TEEN FROM SOUTHERN KENTUCKY MAKES A BREAK FOR IT.
But when he finds his dad is connected to a man working at Mammoth, Cade discovers there’s more to this trip than meets the eye.
THE CAVE IS JUST THE START.
Cade sets out to map the real route of twisted lies through fissures and stalactites, battling claustrophobia and bats.
EXPLORE. ADVENTURE. DON’T DIE.
EXPLORE. Don’t die.