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Joshilyn Jackson signing


The Girl Who Stopped Swimming Cover

This Friday night at 6pm Joshilyn Jackson will be signing her new book The Girl Who Stopped Swimming, at the Alabama Booksmith.Via the Alabama Booksmith’s site:

Award-winning Atlanta author (and true Southerner) Joshilyn Jackson returns with The Girl Who Stopped Swimming, a charming, but dark, mystery full of family secrets, Southern twang, outrageous characters, and a surprise ending that will leave you kicking yourself for not seeing it coming. Joshilyn’s short fiction has been published in literary magazines and anthologies including Triquarterly and Calyx, and her plays have been produced in Atlanta and Chicago. Her best-selling debut novel, gods in Alabama, won SIBA’s 2005 Novel of the Year Award and was a #1 Booksense pick. Between, Georgia was also a #1 Booksense pick, making Jackson the first author in Booksense history to receive #1 status in back to back years.

Birmingham Arts Journal turns 5


Birmingham Arts Journal

Tonight, 6pm at Urban Standard (2320 2nd Ave North) you will find a flock of Birmingham’s most clever and creative folks gathering to celebrate the Birmingham Arts Journalturning 5-years-old. BAJ Art Editor Liz Reed says both the party and 52-page quarterly publication are helping to put our city in the global arts spotlight…

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Local author event tomorrow night

Tomorrow night at 7 pm, you can find Susannah Felts at The Bottletree reading and signing her new book This Will Go Down on Your Permanent Record. The book is all about developing an identity as an artist among the culture of the New South. In anticipation of the book’s release I traded a few emails with Felts, to see what all the buzz was about…

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Quills are no more

Over the past three years, Reed Business Information has pushed the Quills as publishing’s “Oscar night”, even having the literary award show televised. But today, RBI announced the plug has been pulled on the awards and the broadcast. So now we’ll all just have to rely on things like the Pulitzers, PEN awards, the Man Booker, etc. to tell us who is popular and who is not. Much like Jerome Weeks’ post today spells out.

Also, RBI has announced that they are for sale and looking for a buyer. So I’ll be happy to set-up a PayPal account if we all want to go in together and make an offer! I wonder if there would be much backlash if we moved the company headquarters to Birmingham, Alabama?