:Southern Literary Trail:
The Georgia Center for the Book is proud to be a sponsor and partner of the Southern Literary Trail (SLT), a unique three-state organization that celebrates the writers of classic Southern literature.
The brainchild of Alabama attorney William Gantt, the SLT incorporates the sites most closely associated with distinguished writers in 20 Southern towns, from Natchez to Savannah, spanning three states: Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. It is the only interstate literary consortium in America, and it brings together some of the resources of the three states to promote a better understanding and appreciation of these notable authors and playwrights. It also offers a fun, inspiring way to learn more about the literature of our region.
- The SLT now incorporates sites in seven Georgia cities that are connected to eight authors: the Margaret Mitchell House Museum and the Wrens Nest (Joel Chandler Harris) in Atlanta; Carson McCullers in Columbus; Lillian Smith in Clayton; Erskine Caldwell in Moreland; Flannery O’Connor in Savannah and Milledgeville; Alice Walker in Milledgeville; and the newest, Byron Herbert Reece in Blairsville.
- The SLT celebrates 11 authors in six Alabama cities: Lillian Hellman in Demopolis; William Bradford Huie in Hartselle; Truman Capote and Harper Lee in Monroeville; Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald in Montgomery; Eugene Walter, William March and Albert Murray in Mobile; and Murray and Ralph Ellison in Tuskegee.
- And in Mississippi, the SLT celebrates eight authors in seven cities: Tennessee Williams in Clarksdale and Columbus; Walker Percy and Shelby Foote in Greenville;Eudora Welty, Margaret Walker and Richard Wrightin Jackson; Richard Wright in Natchez; William Faulkner in Oxford; and the newest, Borden Deal and Faulkner at the Union County Heritage Museum in New Albany.
To learn more about the Southern Literary Trail, please visit the web site: www.southernliterarytrail.org Thanks!