Friday, September 27, 2013

A Gathering of Southern Writers in Philadelphia

In my novel Fall Line, the family of Mrs. McNulty are long gone, with "all but two of her children either in prison or the crazy house or dead or worse -- run off up north."  I myself have lived up north thirteen years now, and am looking forward to a literary discussion with two other writers with southern roots: Stephanie Powell Watts, author of the highly acclaimed story collection We Are Taking Only What We Need, and her husband Bob Watts, author of the poetry collection Past Providence.  We will get together at the incomparable Port Richmond Books in Philadelphia at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 12 for an event called Regional Rites: Three Southern Writers Living Up North Talk About their Work. Visit the bookstore's website for more information.

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