The Southern Lit Alliance is offering several fun and special literary events this winter and spring! Be sure to check this page for updates!


Upcoming Events:


SOUTH BOUND, Books & Brews

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Heaven & Ale, 6:00 PM

This event is free and open to the public!

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So Lit Book Club: SERENA by Ron Rash

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Brix Nouveau, 5:30 PM

This event is free and open to the public!

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Serena Book Cover

New York Times bestseller and PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist, SERENA, by award-winning author Ron Rash, is "masterfully written...sprawling, engrossing and-- from time to time--nightmarish," (San Francisco Chronicle). Rash's chilling gothic tale tells of greed, corruption, and revenge set against the backdrop of the 1930s wilderness and America's burgeoning environmental. The novel was named a Best Book of the Year by more than a dozen national publications including The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and Miami Herald. The book has been produced as a film directed by Susanne Bier, and starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence; it is expected to premier in the United States at the end of February 2015.

The book club will be moderated by Sam Currin, high school English teacher at The McCallie School, where he also serves as head of the English department. He has degrees from the University of the South and UTC, and is a Chattanooga native. He is an avid handball player, an Alabama fan by marriage, and loves to read in his spare time. He lives on the Southside with his wife Katherine and their young son Sam.


So Lit Night @ The Camp House!

Tuesday, March 3; 5:00 PM-close

Please note that only guests aged 21+ will be able to purchase alcohol

the camp house

Join us for an evening of craft-brewed beer or coffee at the fantastic relocation of The Camp House! We will be selling tickets to the Celebration of Southern Literature and chatting about the exciting line-up we have for the conference. 10% of the proceeds from the evening will benefit our outreach programs. See you there!

Previous Events:


So Lit Book Club: An Evening with Tony Earley

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 5:30-7:30 PM

at GreenSpaces

This event is free and open to the public!

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Join us for a wine and cheese reception, followed by a reading and discussion with renowned American novelist and Fellowship of Southern Writers member, Tony Earley. A book signing will directly follow the reading. Mr. Earley's books will be available for purchase at the event. 


So Lit Night @ the Flying Squirrel

Tuesday, October 14, 5:00 PM to whenever!

Please note that only guests aged 21+ will be allowed to enter the bar.

flying squirrel

So Lit is announcing the line-up of writers attending the 2015 Celebration of Southern Literature!  Plus, 10% of the evening's proceeds benefit the community outreach programs of the Southern Lit Alliance. The Flying Squirrel masters of mixology have even created two speciality cocktails for us: a So Lit Celebration (El Jimador Blanco tequila, pear puree, sparkling) and a South Bound Bourbon (Buffalo Trace bourbon, maple-cherry syrup, orange slice, bitters, soda). See you at the Flying Squirrel, on 55 Johnson Street!

An Evening with Alice Smith

Tuesday, September 23, 5:30 to 7:30 PM

at the Hunter Museum of American Art

This event is free and open to the public!

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Join Lookout Mountain poet Alice Smith for a reading and book signing of her two poetry collections, I Wonder... and A Place Where Secret Shadows Shine.