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There’s a theory of movie-making, espoused (if not invented) by t.v. and film critic Chris Ryan, that if you “put dope actors in your movie,” your movie will be good. That seems to be the running theory behind Genius, out this summer, which follows the story of American Southern writer Thomas Wolfe and his connections […]

Dark Miracles of Chance

Greensboro resident Jan Hensley just donated his book collection to the Z. Smith Reynolds Library’s Special Collections and Archives at Wake Forest University. And what a collection: more than 10,000 books, including “autographed copies and first editions, and upward of 50,000 ephemera, including chapbooks, newspaper and magazine articles, letters, journals and personal notes of his […]

A New Toast to the Old North State: Part II

One of our small groups—clearly made up entirely of overachievers—decided to write not merely one new stanza for North Carolina’s official state toast, but three stanzas. Here they are (and yes, we gave all the contributors extra brownie points): Here’s to the land of Wolfe and of Price These authors who claimed the Pulitzer twice […]

The Mural at Pittsboro’s Circle City Bookstore

In January of this year, Circle City Bookstore in Pittsboro completed a mural on one of its outer walls showcasing forty-eight titles written by prominent Southern authors. The usual suspects are represented—William Faulkner’s Light in August, Thomas Wolfe’s Look Homeward Angel—but the owners of Circle City have also made a point of including not only […]

So much good stuff, I don’t know where to begin . . .

I’ve found, or been sent, so many good links and other tidbits of interest to writers, I hardly know where to start. Let’s begin with an interview with Ron Rash, the keynote speaker at the 2008 Fall Conference and author of the new novel Serena, from today’s Shelf Awareness: Book Brahmins: Ron Rash Ron Rash […]