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  • The Shoe Burnin'

    by 24 Contributors

    The first Shoe Burnin’ occurred on a cold winter’s night some years ago in Alabama; when the firewood ran out, a box of old shoes provided the assembled group of friends and artists with the fuel they needed to stock the hearth and share stories and songs late into the night. The bond forged that night began a tradition of fireside Shoe Burnin’s, and in remembrance, many stories and songs shared since have involved shoes — all the places they trod and the myriad experiences of those who wore them. “The Shoe Burnin’, Stories of Southern Soul” is a collection of those works.

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  • The Shoe Burnin' Story

    Hear the stories firsthand from the contributors

The Shoe Burnin’: Stories of Southern Soul is a collection
of the works of 24 diverse, talented southern writers and singers.

Featured Contributor

George Singleton

George Singleton is a Southern author who has written five collections of short stories, three novels and a book of writing advice. He was born in Anaheim, Calif., and raised in Greenwood, S.C. He graduated from Furman University in 1980 with a degree in Philosophy. He also holds an MFA degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.


His stories have also appeared in magazines, including The Atlantic MonthlyHarper's MagazinePlayboyZoetropeThe Southern ReviewThe Georgia ReviewShenandoah and others. He’s had work anthologized in nine editions of New Stories from the South, plus Writers Harvest 2A Dixie ChristmasThey Write Among Us20 Over 40Must Be This Tall to RideLove Is a Four-Letter Word, and Behind the Short Story: from First to Final Draft. His nonfiction has appeared in the Oxford AmericanBest Food Writing 2005Dog Is My Co-Pilot, and Paste.


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