Tomorrow is the big day here in Mobile, Alabama. The 2023 Mobile Literary Festival begins at 9am and runs through 4:30pm at the Ben May Main Library.
The theme is “Write Now!” and all the panels focus on getting yourself going from wherever you are right now. Check out this line-up. There is something for everyone–both readers and writers.
I’m happy to be a part of the festival, both behind the scenes and on one of the morning panels. If you are in the area, stop by and check things out. No registration is required–it’s run open house style, so people can come and go to meet their schedules.
Next up on my event list is a lecture at the Condé-Charlotte Museum House. On Friday, April 7, 2023, I’ll be speaking about ““Mining Mobile’s Gilded Age for Historical Drama” at 5pm. This will be an in-depth review of my research process and the real happenings of the era that inspired events and situations in my novels and short stories set here in the Mobile Bay area. It will be a great evening in a lovely historic setting near the Mobile River.
Also happening within the next month is the release of the new anthology by Mobile Writers’ Guild. Classic Pieces Retold is now up for presale on The Haunted Book Shop.
Information about this collection:
In this sixth installment of the Mobile Writers Guild Pieces anthology series, our members pay tribute to some of their favorite classic works. Every writer is influenced by the books they love the most. Stephen King loved Lord of the Flies by William Golding, John Steinbeck loved Le Morte d’Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory, and J.K. Rowling loved Emma by Jane Austen. Inside the pages of this book are the novels, short stories, and poems that made us the writers we are today.
I’m mentioned before that I did a historic Southern Gothic retelling of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Rappaccini’s Daughter” set here in Mobile. Find “Hawthorne’s Daughter” in this new anthology by Mobile Writers’ Guild. Order autographed copies of the paperback from The Haunted Book Shop. It will also be available on Kindle.
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