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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Acree Macam

Acree (Graham) Macam is the author of The King of the Birds and Senior Copywriter at PitchMaps. Previously an independent copywriter, she graduated Phi Beta Kappa with Highest Honors from Emory University’s creative writing program, where she was awarded the Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts for her writing. The King of the Birds, written by Acree and illustrated by Natalie Nelson, is a picture book inspired by the life of Flannery O’Connor. It is, according to Booklist, a “quirky-but-true story is nothing short of charming.”