SLF Alumni

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Southern Literary Festival Alumni
The list below documents AN illustrious group of writers and literary professionals who hAVe contributed to the SLF by reading from their work or holding workshops with students of member schools. we are indebted to them for their dedication to creating a community around the craft of writing, especially for the care they’ve shown developing writers.

ROBERT PENN WARREN

Eudora Welty

Katherine Anne Porter

 Flannery O’Connor

Bobbie Ann Mason

ANN PATCHETT

CHRIS OFFUTT

Kevin Wilson

Tim O’BrieN

Natasha Trethewey

 Dan Albergotti

Madge McKeithen

MINTON SPARKS

Johnathon May

Susan Cushman

neva bryant

Cary holliday

Karen B. Golightly

Marcus Wicker

josh campbell

karyna mcglynn

Larshay Watson 

Jamey Hatley

Kelly jennings

Leslie jill patterson

Sandy longhorn

giuseppe taurino

John Gosslee

Geffrey Davis