Monday, March 30, 2009

The Southern Literary Trail is blazin'

The TRAILFEST09 programs in Milledgeville for the Southern Literary Trail hosted by the Foundation and the Flannery O'Connor Review were a tremendous success. We have received reports from locations in all three states of Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi of the terrific response to all the activities. The readings, lectures, and film screenings in Milledgeville attracted approximately 330 people. I would like to thank the Georgia Humanities Council and the Knight Fund for Milledgeville along with Arts Unlimited, the Office of Diversity & Multicultural Affairs, and the Creative Writing Program at Georgia College for their gracious sponsorship of these events. Bruce Gentry, editor of the Flannery O'Connor Review, was responsible for so much of the planning and coordination of the programs, for which I am extremely grateful. Lastly, I would like to thank the students, faculty, and community members who attended the programs and made TRAILFEST09 such a memorable occasion. Check out the details at