Memphis Black Writers' Conference & Southern Film Festival. The Memphis Black Writers Conference & Southern Film Festival features: Authors and Actors Panels, Poetry Readings, Children's Story Time, Young Writers Workshops, Art Exhibits, and an International Film Festival.
Memphis Black Writers' Conference & Southern Film Festival. Since 1996, the festival has grown in depth and national recognition. Around the country it is a well-known fact that invitations and awards from the Memphis Black Writers Conference are held in high esteem.
SIGHTS. Art Museum Of The University Of Memphis. Memphis takes its name from the ancient capital of Egypt, and here in the Art Museum of the University of Memphis you can view artifacts from ancient Memphis. An outstanding collection of Egyptian art and artifacts makes this one of the most interest
SIGHTS. Sun Studio. If Elvis Aaron Presley hadn't come to Sun Studio in the early 1950s to record a song as a birthday present for his mother (so the story goes), musical history today might be very different. Owner and recording engineer Sam Phillips first recorded, in
Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald (July 24, 1900 – March 10, 1948), born Zelda Sayre in Montgomery, Alabama, was an American novelist and the wife of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. She was an icon of the 1920s—dubbed by her husband "the first American Flapper." After the success of his first novel, This Side of Paradise (1920), the Fitzgeralds became celebrities.
"12 Years a Slave" is a true story, based on a book by Solomon Northrup. This book was made into a feature film starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender. It is nominated for multiple Academy Awards this year, including Best Actor, Best Director and Best Feature Film. Huntington Memorial Library! 62 Chestnut St. Oneonta, NY 607-432-1980
"...as I reach the top of that bridge I say it in a whisper, I say it as prayer, as regret, and as praise. I can’t tell you why I do it or what it means, but each night when I drive toward my southern home and my southern life, I whisper these words: “Lowenstein, Lowenstein." Wonderful novel -- beautiful language.
Nelle Harper Lee of Monroeville, Ala., author of one of the great novels (and most powerful anti-racist arguments) of all time, "To Kill a Mockingbird." Here she is on the set of the 1962 film of the book with Mary Badham, who played Scout.