Peony in Rural Heat

"We have so much going on in unsung ways at Auburn. Like the development of a peony that can survive the rural heat. I just wonder, I don’t know, I wonder if that is happening with literature and writers, too. How are promising students found? And how does talent surface? And the people, not just students at Auburn University, but people in the community. I mean there are people that are writing in their closets and attics about the hell of living here, or the joy of it — and I’d like to find them."

- Charlene Reddick, Film League of Auburn founder