Friends of the Cafe Dinner: Southern Makers
Alabama Chanin, Southern Makers and The Oxford American present the Friends of the Cafe Dinner with Atlanta-based Chef Anne Quatrano, this Saturday, October 24, 2015 at The Factory in Florence, Alabama. The cost of the event includes cocktails, dinner, and the very first Maker Box created through a collaboration between Oxford American Magazine and Southern Makers.
The Oxford American is a non-profit, quarterly literary magazine dedicated to featuring the best in Southern writing while documenting the complexity and vitality of the American South. The magazine, founded in 1992 in Oxford, Mississippi, relocated to Arkansas in the early 2000's, under the auspices of a newly formed nonprofit organization called The Oxford American Literary Project. In addition to publishing the Oxford American, the Literary Project is dedicated to promoting literacy and exploring Southern culture through various other creative endeavors.
Both having been created and developed in the deep south, the Oxford American supports the entrepreneurial spirit of Southern Makers. Our goals are similar; to explore and promote quality, hand crafted and one-of-a-kind goods to a larger market and exposing gifted artists with unique talents to a greater audience. In an attempt to spread the word about Southern Makers and the makers who participate, the Oxford American website will feature a revolving selection of Southern Maker-approved goods in their online store. Additionally, Oxford American Magazine is offering a "Maker Box" as a subscription upgrade. In the coming weeks, those who purchase an annual subscription to the Oxford American will be offered the opportunity to upgrade their subscription to include the Maker Box which will contain a curated selection of goods from Southern Makers participants.
Pre-paid reservations for the Friends of the Cafe Dinner must be made in advance. A few tickets remain and can be purchased online by visiting Alabama Chanin.
October 23, 2015, Vol. 172
Calling All Makers
Southern Makers is expanding! The 4th annual Southern Makers will consist of 4 events in 2016.
- April 30 & May 1: Montgomery
- June 18: Mobile
- 2 Days TBC: Birmingham
- December 3: Huntsville
Applications for Southern Makers 2016 are now being accepted! You can apply for any or all of the upcoming events online by visiting: southernmakers.com/application. Applications are being accepted now through November 20, 2015. Don't delay... there are a limited number of spots available for each event! Notifications will go out January 4 - 7, 2016.
Please forward our NEWSLETTER to all your friends!
Attendees of the Friends of the Cafe Dinner will each receive a maker box. Each quarter the contents of the "Maker Box" will change and will be delivered with the Oxford American Magazine for those who choose the subscription upgrade.