July 20, 2016

At Southern Lit Alliance, we’re dedicated to stories. We believe that great stories live here and do our best to reach out into the community, to find these stories, and to make them. Our Revitalibrary Project @ Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute became a much large...

July 20, 2016

 © Rock Creek Aviation

I am driving down the mountain now, and as the road winds down to the left the city below, the river valley, and the farther mountains- dark lovely green- are all laid out before me. My heart beats faster. I am closer… I swing right and now the hi...

May 10, 2016

It's our last SOUTH BOUND lecture of 2016, and we're lightening the mood!  Over the past few months, we have been challenged to think critically about heritage, history, and even climate. On May 20th, Harrison Scott Key’s South Bound lecture will be something of a pale...

January 18, 2016

As a former Yankee living in the South, I often feel the need to apologize for the amount of things I don’t know about Southern culture. Things such as the shoe size of the quarterback of UT's football team, or how to fry catfish fillet. What is a catfish? Does okra gr...

December 11, 2015


Program Director Rhett Reeves shares her favorite ideas for heartfelt gifts from businesses, friends, and partners in Chattanooga and around the South. 


It's that time of year when the frenzy of gift-giving and holiday errands really make us falalalala-crazy! As the b...

November 4, 2014

It is...in the middle of the woods, on top of a bastion of mountain crenelated with blue coves. It is so beautiful that people who have once been there always, one way or another, come back. For such as can detect apple green in an evening sky, it is Arcadia-- not the...

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