The Fellowship of Southern Writers is a literary organization founded in 1987 in Chattanooga, Tennessee by 21 Southern writers and other literary luminaries. The group meets in every odd-numbered year, usually during the Chattanooga Arts & Education Council Conference on Southern Literature.
In 2007, the fellowship formalized its own structure, electing its first board of directors and hiring its first executive director, Susan Robinson.
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“Blest be the tie that binds
Our hearts in Christian love;
The fellowship of kindred minds
Is like to that above.”
—John Fawcett (1739/401817)
“Have no fellowship with one that is mightier and richer than thyself: for how agree the kettle and the earthen pot together? For if the one be smitten against the other, it shall be broken.”
—Apocrypha. Ecclesiasticus 13:2.
“How could Southern Ireland keep a bridal North in the manner to which she is accustomed?”
—Terence ONeill (19141990)
“Writers dont write from experience, although many are hesitant to admit that they dont. ...If you wrote from experience, youd get maybe one book, maybe three poems. Writers write from empathy.”
—Nikki Giovanni (b. 1943)