Short Story by William Gay published in the James Dickey Review

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ANOTHER WIN FOR WILLIAM GAY

Fans of William Gay can read a previously unpublished short story, “The Dream,” in the latest edition of James Dickey Review. I wrote the introduction. Yay! There’s also a poem from William Gay’s biographer and archivist, Michael White. Please consider supporting the literary arts by purchasing.

You may purchase a copy of the James Dickey Review, 2019 Volume 35 on Amazon. 

To learn more about William Gay, visit the William Gay Archive, where you can view more of his paintings as well as some of his works written in longhand.

Also, I am a guest panel presenter this year at the 2020 REVIVAL: LOST SOUTHERN VOICES FESTIVAL at Georgia State University where I will be discussing William Gay’s painting and prose, and I am bringing an original William Gay painting there for viewing!

ABOUT the 2020 Revival: Lost Southern Voices Festival directed by Georgia State University:

The festival is a two-day celebration that honors southern writers who have faded into obscurity and are currently not receiving the attention they deserve. I will be presenting during the 1:30-2:30 panel on March 28th, but I encourage you to go to all of the panels if you are able.

This event is open to the public and is a free; however, they do ask that you register online. You also have the option to add a lunch for the Saturday event, so you can stay all day. The festival is held at the Georgia Center for the Book auditorium at the Decatur branch of the DeKalb Public Library: 215 Sycamore Street, Decatur, GA 30030. Directions

Attendee Registration: Revival: 2020 Lost Southern Voices Registration

Finally, don’t forget to pick up a copy the latest edition of Five Points Review where you can view additional William Gay paintings, an essay by me about the paintings as well as a previously unpublished interview between William Gay and Michael White. The cover shown above features a common pastoral setting of a dilapidated shanty, subject matter Gay explored endlessly in his prose and his paintings. Inside, you will find seven images of his paintings and an image of a map which includes both his fictional and non-fictional settings.

Happy Writing!

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