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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Tad Bartlett

Tad Bartlett is a writer based in New Orleans. His essays and other nonfiction have been published by Salvation South, Bitter Southerner, Oxford American, Massachusetts Review, and others, and have received multiple Pushcart nominations and been included among “notable” essays in Best American Essays. Tad’s short stories and a novella have been published by Massachusetts Review, Baltimore Review, the Stockholm Review of Literature, and many others. Tad also is an appellate lawyer who sues oil companies and other corporations for contamination and coastal land-loss. He’ll be appearing at Word of South with the multi-talented artists and musicians Abe Partridge and Jim White.