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“I had some of the best times of my life meeting, drinking and chatting with the writers in this book, times matched only by the hours I spent reading their books. This collection showcases a slice of Southern literature in all its complicated, glorious genius. Anyone who likes good writing will love it.”

--Clay Risen, author of The Crowded Hour: Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Riders and the Dawn of the American Century

On Saturday, November 18, in Fairhope’s Centennial Hall on the campus of Coastal Community College, 450 Fairhope Avenue, Fairhope, AL 36532, panels for Suzanne Hudson’s The Best of the Shortest: A Southern Writers Reading Reunion, will take place. Page and Palette will have books for sale.


Afternoon panels:

1:00-2:15 pm (be there 15-30 minutes EARLY)

Patricia Foster

Tom Franklin

Suzanne Kingsbury

Bev Marshall

Dayne Sherman

Mac Wolcott

Karen Spears Zacharias


3:00-4:15 pm  (be there 15-30 minutes EARLY)

Marlin Barton

Beth Ann Fennelly

Doug Kelley

Janet Nodar

Lynn Pruett

Sidney Thompson

James Whorton, Jr.


After the 2nd panel is finished all SWR alumni will take the stage for a group photo—thanks!

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