This Wednesday marks the start of the Southern Food Writing Conference and International Biscuit Festival in Knoxville, TN. "An Evening with Alton Brown" will kick-off the festivities on Wednesday night. The inaugural conference for Southern Food Writing will take place on Thursday and Friday, followed by the 3rd annual International Biscuit Festival on Friday.
The Southern Food Writing Conference "celebrates the art and the craft of writing about food in the South." Authors, journalists, and bloggers will be sharing their professional perspectives on Southern food writing. One of our very own acquisitions editors, Regan Huff, will be providing a publisher's perspective on the field of Southern food writing. She will be joining several University of Georgia Press authors, including Brett Anderson, editor of CORNBREAD NATION 6, Fred Sauceman, editor of CORNBREAD NATION 5, and Nathalie Dupree, author of NATHALIE DUPREE'S SOUTHERN MEMORIES and NEW SOUTHERN COOKING.
More information about the events, including registration and ticket prices, can be found here.