Sidney’s Salons

In honor of Sidney Lanier’s legacy, Historic Macon Foundation, the owners of the Cottage, have established the Lanier Center for Literary Arts. In addition to sponsoring writers’ workshops and other literary events, Historic Macon has a regular series of book signings. For this series, entitled Sidney’s Salons, Historic Macon invites authors to read, answer questions and sign books. See the list below for upcoming events. Click each link for more information. Information for all Salons (unless otherwise noted below): Salons take place at the Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High St. in Macon. Admission is free for Historic Macon members, $5 for non-members and $3 for students. Reception at 5:30 p.m. and programs at 6:00 p.m.

Upcoming Salons:

Salon with William Rawlings – Tuesday, April 8

Salon with Author William Rawlings

Tuesday, April 8
Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High Street


Author William Rawlings visits the Cottage to speak about new his book, A Killing on Ring Jaw Bluff. A Killing on Ring Jaw Bluff is a superb little book of Georgia history, recounting the rise and fall of Georgia’s rural population through the story of Sandersville cotton farmer, financier, businessmen and later convicted killer, Charles Graves Rawlings. This book closely examining how the South’s reliance to King Cotton ultimately lead to an unsustainable economy that not only bankrupt both individuals and communities, but ultimately lead to the dissolution of many small Georgia towns and a diaspora of many southern residents northward.