Monday, March 19, 2012

Short Takes

The controversial historical figure Frank Dawson is at the center of Susan Millar Williams and Stephen G. Hoffius' UPHEAVAL IN CHARLESTON. On March 19th, Roxana Robinson, Dawson's great-granddaughter, will join the authors for a public discussion at the College of Charleston's Addlestone Library. The Post and Courier features an article about the event and Dawson. It also contains a Q&A with Robinson.

Back in January, Anne Emanuel, author of ELBERT PARR TUTTLE, appeared on WXXI's "1370 Connection." Listen to the interview here.

The Times Literary Supplement calls Vincent Carretta's PHILLIS WHEATLEY a "wellresearched narrative [that] succeeds in bringing the 'genius in bondage' out of history's shadows."

Kathryn Newfont, author of BLUE RIDGE COMMONS, appeared on WUNC's "The State of Things" on March 15th. Listen to the episode here

According to Vietnam magazine, "THE INVENTION OF ECOCIDE is a rewarding, well-reasoned scholarly work that provides a thorough examination of the first great ideological battle between nascent environmentalism and cold war dogmatism."

In Athens, GA next Wednesday (3/28)? Stop by Cine and check out the launch event party for STORIES WANTING ONLY TO BE HEARD. The event will start at 7pm and feature readings by Mary Hood and George Singleton. A book signing and reception will follow the readings.