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THE SOUTHERN LITERARY TRAIL® is America's only tri-state literary trail connecting mythic places that influenced great novelists and playwrights of the 20th Century. Explore these pages for events and tours available year-round. And, every two years, join us for our TRAILFEST celebration returning in 2015 to Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi. View and print the Southern Literary Trail brochure.

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Quote Tuesdays: Visit our Facebook page every Tuesday for an intriguing quote
from a writer of the Southern Literary Trail.
 

 
     
Flannery O'Connor   Albert Murray   Byron Herbert Reece   Lillian Hellman   Ralph Ellison   Eugene Walter
 
Shelby Foote   Erskine Caldwell   Eudora Welty   F. Scott Fitzgerald   Lillian Smith   Tennesee Williams
 
William Faulkner   William March   Alice Walker   Borden Deal   Harper Lee   Joel Chandler Harris
 
Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald   Truman Capote   Carson McCullers   Walker Percy   William Bradford Huie   Margaret W. Alexander
 
Richard Wright   Margaret Mitchell   Stark Young   Quote Tuesdays
Join Southern Literary Trail on Facebook each Tuesday for a quote from one of our Trail authors or visit our "Quote Tuesdays" Archives for a complete listing of all our authors' quotes.
                   
                     
                     
                     

A Summer Reading Series for 2014 features intriguing articles about Trail writers and literary topics. View a full list of articles.
       
An Interview of Charles Edward Wright, cousin of Richard Wright, by Carolyn Vance Smith of Natchez in "The Southern Quarterly."
An Interview of Charles Edward Wright, cousin of Richard Wright, by Carolyn Vance Smith of Natchez in The Southern Quarterly. Read Article
 
Address copyright or re-publication inquiries to
The Southern Quarterly (www.usm.edu/soq).
  "Forrest Gump" author Winston Groom speaks to Alabama Humanities Foundation audience. Click to read article.
"Forrest Gump" author Winston Groom speaks to Alabama Humanities Foundation audience.
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Kaylee Harwood as "Helena" in "A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur." Photo by David Cooper.
"A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur" by Tennessee Williams

The Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. Now until October 11, 2014.
Learn More. Get Ticket & Schedule Info.
Photo Caption: Kaylee Harwood as Helena in A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur. Photo by David Cooper.

"Women, Agents of Change in the American Civil Rights Movement"
Jackson, Ms. April 11 - August 1, 2014.
An exhibition of Civil Rights Era photographs by Doris Derby at Jackson State University in the Johnson Hall Art Gallery. View Flyer.

13th Annual Tennessee Williams Tribute & Tour of Victorian Homes in Columbus, Ms., September 8-14, 2014.
13th Annual Tennessee Williams Tribute & Tour of Victorian Homes

Columbus, Ms. September 8-14, 2014.
See Brochure. View Poster. See Promo.

Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival
Provincetown, Ma. September 25-28, 2014.
Learn More.

Performance of "The Member of the Wedding" by Carson McCullers
Provincetown, Ma. September 28, 2014.
Learn More.

Louisiana Book Festival
Baton Rouge, La., November 1, 2014.
Learn More.

 

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The Southern Literary Trail is supported by the Mississippi Humanities Council   Mississippi Division of Tourism - click to visit their website   Alabama Humanities Foundation - click to visit their website   Georgia Humanities Counsil - click to visit their website
The Southern Literary Trail is supported by the Mississippi Humanities Council.   The Mississippi Division of Tourism supports the Southern Literary Trail.   The Alabama Humanities Foundation supports the Southern Literary Trail.     The Georgia Humanities Council is a supporter of the Southern Literary Trail.

 


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