March 1, 2017

Howard Brown, one of our fabulous board members, is a published poet and storyteller! Recently, Howard’s poems “Obliquity,” “Rescued,” and “Bad Kitty” were included in the 81st edition of Burningword Journal in January! Our volunteer media coordinator David Haynes had...

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...

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...

September 29, 2015

Howard Brown's "Pariah" won the first-place prize in poetry in the Faulkner Literary Competition hosted by the Union County Historical Society and Heritage Museum in his hometown of New Albany, Mississippi which is also the birthplace of William Faulkner. His short sto...

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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