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Southern Lit Trail App

During the summer I had the honor of helping on a Deep South Magazine project; the Southern Literary Trail app, available on iTunes via Sutro Media. I wasn’t the only one who helped, it was a group effort from the interns and contributors of Deep South Magazine with our illustrious leader Erin Z. Bass at the helm.

In 2010, Erin Z. Bass founded Deep South Magazine, an online publication that connects

Southerners to each other, through stories on food, travel, culture, arts and literature.

We realize that Southern can be a state of mind, so Northerners are welcome, and we’re always proud to hear we’ve brightened the day of a homesick Southerner. Our Southern Voice section presents submitted fiction, nonfiction and poetry, while our Southern Literary Trail App offers a guide to writers’ homes and literary landmarks throughout the South. At the end of the day, through the help of interns and contributors across the region, we’re a little bit Southern Living, a little bit Oxford American, and if Garden & Gun ever calls, our panties will definitely be in a wad!

(lol, don’t you love that last line?)

I had so much fun helping on this project. I learned a lot by doing my research and felt like I was part of a positive group effort.

The Southern Literary Trail App covers a wide variety of fun and interesting facts on all things related to southern literature. Some of the stops on the app include an Alice Walker Driving Tour, the Eudora Welty House, a Faulkner Literary Garden, Hemingway’s Bistro, Mississippi Writers Room, Oxford Conference for the Book, South of Broad Walking Tour, and the Zora Neale Hurston Festival. These are only a few of what you will find on the Southern Literary Trail App, there are way too many to name here. You will also find museums, cemeteries, restaurants, and festivals to soothe your southern soul!

The Southern Literary Trail App also includes a write-up of each stop along the way and is also equipped with maps, photos, links, hours of operation, prices (some stops are free), phone numbers and addresses. If you have something to add to one of the stops, there is even a link for “Let us Know!”

Deep South Magazine is headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Go get your app on.

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