Georgia State University will host Revival: Lost Southern Voices Festival, a two-day literary festival celebrating underappreciated writers of Southern poetry and prose, on Friday and Saturday, March 23-24, 2018, at the university’s Dunwoody Campus.
This year’s festival brings a fresh group of voices highlighting their favorite “forgotten” Southern inspirations, including John Williams talking about legendary music manager and producer Bill Lowery; Georgia’s Poet Laureate Judson Mitcham on poet Seaborn Jones, and African American literary historian Trudier Harris spotlighting the “forgotten” author of “The Darkest Child,” Delores Phillips. The packed two-day schedule also includes Atlanta actor and playwright Brenda Bynum performing a play based on author Lillian Smith’s words, and Jim Auchmutey, writer and former Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter, with an appreciation of Southern cookbook legend Henrietta Dull.
The event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. Meals are available for a charge. To register and to find out more about the program, visit the Lost Southern Voices website.