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The Southern Literary Trail is the first tri-state literary trail in the United States. It celebrates acclaimed 20th century writers and playwrights of Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia and leads you on a journey of discovery to the places that shaped and inspired them. The Trail is a non-stop literary celebration with events, programs, and exhibits taking place at Trail sites throughout the year.


Meet the Writers

Portrait of Albert Murray

“The juke joint, the honky tonk, and the ballroom all represent one more things, anthropologically speaking: a ceremonial context for the male-with-female=duet dance flirtation and embrace, upon which the zoological survival of the human species has always been predicated.”

Albert Murray