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    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.



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    Dr. Ferrol Sams Jr., 90: Classic author, southern humorist, Fayetteville physician

    "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

    " 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.

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    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.

    Driving Miss Daisy was one of my favorite movies of all time.