Sunday, March 1, 2009

Southern Literary Trail - Trailfest 2009

THE SOUTHERN LITERARY TRAIL is a collaboration of eighteen southern towns from Natchez to Savannah that celebrate internationally renowned writers and playwrights of the twentieth century who were inspired by their communities.

Eudora Welty said, "Travel itself is part of some longer continuity." The Southern Literary Trail maps your travel to the region that is home to timeless American stories. Many of the uniquely southern landmarks along the Trail are year-round destinations.

In March 2009, every Trail community will present plays, movies, tours and discussion panels that explore the masterworks of Southern literature and honor their authors. A tri-state festival of American literary and dramatic arts will be a first for the nation. Festival organizers in Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia invite you to join an unforgettable experience. Browse the pages of the official Southern Literary Trail Scrapbook in this website, and begin to write your own journey to the mythic places and pathways of great American literature.

The Southern Literary Trail celebrates the centennial year of Eudora Welty. Click here for a tribute to the writer and a schedule for the Welty Centennial, 2009.

Available Tours and Travel Programs
The Mississippi Delta Literary Tour: March 22 to 26, 2009
The Oxford Conference for the Book: March 26 to 28, 2009
Welty Centennial Travel Packages

Click here for previews of films about Mobile writers Eugene Walter and William March being presented in Mobile on March 21 and 22, 2009, with free admission.

The Alabama Shakespeare Festival features the Southern Writers' Project in March with a debut of Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder's "The Furniture of Home."

Go HERE for Official Website