'Revival: Lost Southern Voices' festival seeks to preserve voices in danger of erasure

“The Train Trestle” painted by William Gay. (Painting by William Gay)

At a time when so many literary ideas are being threatened with erasure, there are those working to preserve voices so that they won’t disappear. “Revival: Lost Southern Voices” is an annual literary festival that celebrates historically excluded, erased or marginalized Southern voices. 

Presenters discuss Southern authors or artists whose works are out-of-print or otherwise don’t receive the attention they deserve. In this interview, Joe Davich, executive director at Georgia Center for the Book, Dawn Major, writer and lecturer on William Gay, and festival director Gina Flowers spoke with “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes about the festival.

The “Revival: Lost Southern Voices” festival will be held March 23-25. The workshops are free and open to the public, but online registration is required. More information is available here.