2013 – Southern Creatives
John Davis, Jr. – @poetjohndavisjr – poet, professor – 4/15
Caleb Pirtle - @CalebPirtle – former newspaper journalist, travel writer, found of Venture Galleries – 2/25/2013
Les Kerr - @LesKerr – Southern writer, musician – 2/11/2013
What did Southern Creatives do in a year (7 months, actually)?
I started Southern Creatives at the end of May, 2012, with a guest post by Robyn Leatherman - The One AM Pen - who was my “guinea pig.” From May 22, 2012, until the last Southern Creatives post of the year on December 3 (Janet Nodar), Southern Creatives hosted 19 people/groups who are actively producing creative works about the South or who are located in the South.
7 months – 23 posts including 2 reports from the road: Half Price Books in Humble, Texas, (hosted by the absolutely delightful Andi Klemm) and the Grand Festival of Books in Fairhope, Alabama. And 2 posts where I ventured off on my own rabbit trails – Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” and Red Dirt Music and My Grandma, The Price is Right, and Cats in Heat.
Writers, magazine editors, musicians, photographers all came over to visit on Southern Creatives, and I’ve loved every second of it!
So, here’s to catching up with “old” friends, meeting new ones, and continuing to discover and support people who are part of the SOUTHERN CREATIVES movement! Happy 2013!!
If YOU are a Southern creative type – either living in the South or creating art about the South – and you are interested in being featured on Southen Creatives, send me an email melindamcguirewrites at yahoo dot com.
Fabulous Featured People of Southern Creatives:
May 22 – Robyn Leatherman - author of Summer Rain
May 29 – Rhonda Dennis - author of The Green Bayou Novels series
June 5 – Elaine Walsh, author of Atomic Summer
June 12 – Andi Klemm, reader, southern fiction fan
June 19 – Update – Faulkner’s “Rose for Emily” Grows in Red Dirt Music
June 26 – Kara Stewart, photographer, writer
July 3 – Tonya Rice, author, southern fiction fan
July 24 – Ruth C. White, southern author
July 31 – News from the road - update from the Southern Saturday book signing, book bundle giveaway and meet and greet at Half Price Books in Humble, TX, on July 28 from 1-3.
August 7 – Tamara Welch, Rowan Oak and Oxford, MS, from a book lover’s point of view.
August 14 – Lisa Olsen, writing outside the comfort zone – how a writer of the supernatural from the Pacific Northwest tried out southern fiction.
August 21 – Erin Z. Bass, editor, Deep South Magazine
August 28 – Kat Kennedy, southern author
September 4 – Tracy Kaufmann, author
September 10 – Missouri Mile, Southern Duo
September 17 – Nita Risher McGlawn, southern poet
September 24 – Pamela Cable, southern author
October 1 – Louisa Dang, southern author
October 15 – VACATION
October 22 – Jim Booth, southern author
December 3 – Janet Nodar, southern poet/writer
I’m looking for YOU!
Are you a southern writer, poet, artist, crafter, photographer, illustrator, musician who either produces creative works about the South or lives in the South?
If you are interested in doing a guest post for Southern Creatives or being interviewed or have a book you would like me to review – contact me here: melindamcguirewrites @ yahoo . com
You can find information about Southern Creatives on Twitter under the hash tag #STHRN
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will come back soon!