Georgia’s Literary History Treasures

Earlier this month, the New York Times published an article about Andalusia, the home of author Flannery O’Connor in nearby Milledgeville, Ga. Sure, it’s not Atlanta, but it is a day trip from here (less than two hours) and since there is no Metroblogging Milledgeville (yet, but it has a ring to it, no?) I think it’s fair game.

Seems our former state capitol and its environs produced a few great writers: Nearby Eatonton, GA was the birthplace of both Joel Chandler Harris and Alice Walker (of Uncle Remus and The Color Purple fame, respectively). Literary-minded daytrip, anyone? Eatonton is the location of The Uncle Remus Museum. You can find a driving tour of Alice Walker’s Eatonton here.

If you can’t take a full day, you could visit Atlanta landmark The Wren’s Nest instead. The Wren’s Nest was the home of Joel Chandler Harris. If even that is too much for you, just check out the blog of Lain Shakespeare, who is, in his own words, the “Executive Director, undefeated grant writer, and occasional blogger” at the Wren’s Nest. His views on the trials and tribulations of historic preservation are pretty funny.

6 Comments so far

  1. Seth (unregistered) on February 26th, 2007 @ 4:07 pm

    Best. Post. Ever.

  2. Annie (unregistered) on February 26th, 2007 @ 4:33 pm

    Well, thanks, Seth. Are you making fun, or are you a fan of one or more of the authors? Make my head big – tell me what you liked about the post.

  3. Lain (unregistered) on February 26th, 2007 @ 9:22 pm

    I liked your post, anyway. And that reminds me:

    Dear ATL Metbloggers (and readers),

    Y’all are welcome at the Wren’s Nest free of charge.

    Just tell me that I sent you.

    Thanks for the link!



  4. Annie (unregistered) on February 27th, 2007 @ 8:51 am

    Thanks, Lain. We likey free stuff!

  5. Seth (unregistered) on February 27th, 2007 @ 11:46 am

    I just loved the fact that the post was about not only Georgia authors (who I’ve enjoyed previously, but not recently) and it showed someone passionate about their job.

    Plus it was well-written.


  6. Annie (unregistered) on February 27th, 2007 @ 1:56 pm

    Well, glad you liked it, Seth. Thanks for the much-fished-for compliment. :-)

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