Book fans all over the country are celebrating their favorites through The Great American Read, an eight-part television and online series designed to spark a national conversation about reading and the books that inspired, moved, and shaped us. With such a rich literary history, it's hard not to find books and authors with a Southern connection on The Great American Read's list. With classics like Gone With the Wind and modern favorites like The Help, it's easy to see why Southern tales, culture, and history have inspired so many great reads. Â
Join us for a discussion unpacking some of the themes found in Southern literature and the unique characters and landscapes that shape us--that make us laugh and make us cry. Â
Panelists Regina Bradley (Kennesaw State University), Andy Crank, (The University of Alabama), and
Erich Nunn (Auburn University) will be moderated in conversation by GPB's Bill Nigut.
This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited.