Unsettling the Narrative of “The South”

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“In the South everybody’s got a story, a long, elaborate, rambling, subordinate-clause-filled, bullsh–it-laced, possibly even entirely made-up story.”

—Diane Roberts, quoted in book review by Jay Watson in The Southern Register, Fall 2009

“Tell about the South . . . What do they do there? How do they live there? Why do they?”

—William Faulkner,Absalom, Absalom!

“The South is what we started out with in this bizarre, slightly troubling, basically wonderful country—fun, danger, friendliness, energy, enthusiasm, and brave, crazy, tough people.”

—Bill Maxwell, “There’s no place like the South,” St. Petersburg Times, reprinted in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

WelcomeHuckleberry Finn floats down the Mississippi river on a raft. After Jim and Huck narrowly escaping slave-catchers, the raft runs up against a sturdy steamship, which cast Jim and Huck into the wild river. Somewhere northeast in Georgia, Flannery O’Connor sweeps through her front lawn and directs a flock of peacocks. Vibrantly…

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Vladimir Lucien is 2016 Writer in Residence at UWI-Mona

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Edwidge Danticat: Too Many of our People are Living in the Shadows

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Edwidge Danticat has recorded a message for the next US president, which you can see here.

A description from Fusion:

“Immigration reform. Do it.” That’s the simple message for the next president from celebrated novelist and memoirist Edwidge Danticat, who says too many families are being separated and too many people forced into the shadows.

We caught up with Danticat, who was born in Haiti, at the Miami Book Fair. Check out her full message for the next president, and then let us hear your voice: Record a #DearNextPresident video and join the conversation.

Fusion is asking young people around the country to talk about their most pressing issues this election season using the phrase “Dear next president … ” You can learn more about the project, hear more voices from the campaign, and learn how to contribute your own video to #DearNextPresident.

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2015 Horror Short Films

Did Sylvester Pilgrim’s Peripheral Tales of Horror at a Glance make the list? Can’t find it.

Festival for HORROR

Short Films in the Horror Genre that was showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival.

CLICK the links and learn more about the films. Plus, watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos for each film.

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2015
6min, Horror/Mystery, Canada

festival posterBELL TOWER ENIGMA
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2015
10min, UK, Horror/Mystery

festival posterTHE BLOOD OF LOVE
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2015
19min, USA, Horror/Thriller

festival posterBOUDOIR
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2015
9min, US, Horror/Mystery

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2015
Canada/UK, 5min, Horror/Poem

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The Problem with Book Advertising

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Forthcoming Book: Donna Aza Weir-Soley’s “The Woman Who Knew”

Congratulations Dr. Weir-Soley on your book.

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Jamaican born writer and professor of English Donna Aza Weir-Soley has recently published her latest poetry collection, The Woman Who Knew (Finishing Line Press, 2015). The book is available for pre-ordering at this time.

About this new publication, Cheryl Boyce-Taylor (author of Convincing the Body) writes: “Strong, courageous, honest and heartbreaking, The Woman Who Knew is required reading for everyone who believes in love, and living fully. The story is rich and sensitively executed. Aza writes eloquently about love, alienation and renewal, each poem is a prayer, an unfolding of the strength and beauty of a wise woman.”

Donna Aza Weir-Soley recieved her Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley. She is currently an Associate Professor of English, African & African Diaspora Studies and Women’s Studies at Florida International University. Weir-Soley is a recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship. She is the author of First…

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