Tag: Books

New book by Savannah poet Patricia Lockwood gets raves in The New Yorker and Chicago Tribune

In addition to praising Balloon Pop Outlaw Black, The New Yorker says that Patricia Lockwood “is one of the few people who makes Twitter seem like it needed inventing.”

The Unchained Tour announces storytellers for January 2013 tour

From January 11 to 19, the evening of storytelling and music will appear in Chattanooga, Huntsville, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Memphis, Booneville, Oxford, Birmingham, Montevallo, Montgomery, and finish in Carrollton, Georgia. Click here to see further details and to purchase tickets.

The Unchained Tour is underway — and Neil Gaiman is already blogging about it

The Unchained Tour arrives in Savannah on Saturday, September 22. At the moment, it is sold out.

CBS Sunday Morning: Storytelling, The Moth, and George Dawes Green

The Moth and The Unchained Tour aren’t George’s only current efforts to promote a culture of storytelling. He’s also producing Helen & Edgar, the upcoming one-man show by native Savannahian Edgar Oliver at Theatre 80 in NYC.

A few thoughts and images from Luis Urrea’s talk in Savannah

On Tuesday evening, Luis Alberto Urrea (The Devil’s Highway, Queen of America, and a dozen other books) gave the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home’s 4th Ashley and Terry Ursrey Memorial Lecture at Trinity United Methodist Church in Savannah.

Luis Alberto Urrea will deliver Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home’s 4th Ursrey Memorial Lecture on August 21

The first three Ursrey Memorial Lectures were given by Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cunningham (The Hours), man of letters Alan Gurganus (Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All), and National Book Award winner Jaimy Gordon (Lord of Misrule). Urrea seems like a great author to extend that impressive list.

The Unchained Tour’s new video conveys magic of storytelling

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Gay marriage, changing demographics, and Maurice Sendak

Any time I think of Maurice Sendak, I have vivid memories — quick, sharp ones — of our house on Knollwood Street in Frankfort, Kentucky.

Paris Review explores Flannery O’Connor the cartoonist

There’s a great piece at the Paris Review about Flannery O’Connor — a Savannah native and arguably the most important writer in Georgia history — and her years of cartooning.

Virginia Spencer Carr — famed literary biographer and former Armstrong prof — dies at 82

From the obituary in the New York Times: Virginia Spencer Carr, a literary scholar whose book “The Lonely Hunter” remains the standard biography of Carson McCullers, died on April 10 at her home in Lynn, Mass. She was 82. [.…

Writer George Dawes Green on The Moth, storytelling, and “what makes us human”

Savannah can claim George Dawes Green as our own, right? The Brunswick-area native and longtime NYC resident has some deep roots here. George is a novelist (The Juror, Ravens, and others) and founder of The Moth, which has revived the…

Mary Flannery O’Connor, age 5, teaching a chicken to walk backwards (video)

In her essay “King of the Birds”, primarily about life with peacocks, O’Connor begins by talking about a bit of childhood fame.

Quick preview of the 2012 Savannah Book Festival

My Tuesday City Talk column is going to be about the lower than anticipated retail sales associated with the Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, and for Do on Thursday, my Man About Town column is about Saturday’s No Control Festival.…

For the love of stories: The Unchained Tour’s simple majesty

In the final story of The Unchained Tour on Friday night, Savannah native Edgar Oliver told stories of growing up here, painting an image of himself as a child desperate to understand his real and imagined worlds. Near the end…