Open Call for Next Gulf South Writer in the Woods

From A Studio in the Woods:

The Gulf South Writer in the Woods, a program of A Studio in the Woods and the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, supports the creative work, scholarship and community engagement of writers examining the Gulf South region.

Specifically, this year we aim to support BILAPOC Speculative Fiction writers working in prose, poetry and stage/screenwriting. Special consideration will be given to southern voices, under-represented communities, and perspectives not often heard. Eligible writers must live in the Gulf South, be from/have heritage in the Gulf South, and/or write about the Gulf South. The awardee will receive a stipend of $5,000, a 6-week residency at A Studio in the Woods over 18 months, Tulane University library access, and staff support from the presenting partners. Deadline: January 8, 2021.

Monuments on WORV Radio

I’m delighted to join former Congressman Ronnie Shows and my colleague Professor William Sturkey of UNC-Chapel Hill this Thursday on WORV-AM and WJMG-FM in Hattiesburg. WORV is the first Black-owned radio station in Mississippi, and only the seventh in the nation, so it’s an honor to discuss our recent series on the Hattiesburg Confederate monument. The program airs at 12.30pm CST, on 1580AM, 92.1FM and 93.1FM.

Conduit Books

Delighted to learn that the manuscript of my poetry collection The Singing River was a semifinalist for the 2020 Marystina Santiestevan First Book Prize, from Conduit Books— thrilled to join the other honorees, and delighted for Suphil Lee Park, the winner!