FW: Call for Nominations: The Harper Lee Award
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Harper Lee Award
The Alabama Writers' Forum, a partnership program of the Alabama State
Council on the Arts,
calls for nominations for Alabama's most prestigious award in literary
THE HARPER LEE AWARD
FOR THE DISTINGUISHED ALABAMA WRITER 2007
The Alabama Writers' Forum invites nominations for the Harper Lee Award
for the Distinguished Alabama Writer of 2007. The award will be made to
a living, nationally recognized Alabama writer who has made a
significant, lifelong contribution to Alabama letters. The Harper Lee
Award recognizes those who primarily write creative nonfiction, drama,
fiction, memoir, poetry, or a combination of these. This is not an
award for journalistic, historical, or scientific writing, nor is it an
award for service, scholarly research, or teaching.
The Harper Lee Award carries a $5,000 stipend and an original Frank
Fleming bronze rendering of the Monroeville Courthouse Clock Tower. The
Harper Lee Award for 2007 will be presented with its sister award, the
Eugene Current-Garcia Award for the Distinguished Alabama Scholar for
2007, at the "Alabama Writers Symposium" at Alabama Southern Community
College in Monroeville, Alabama, on May 4-6, 2007.
To nominate, write a letter telling briefly why the writer is eligible
to be considered for the award. List her or his books, awards, and
other credentials as a published writer. A brief resume of the writer
(one-two pages maximum) is helpful but not required. Do not send
photocopies of works, reviews, etc. Do not send books. The awards
committee may request supplementary material. Be sure to list the
nominator's daytime phone number. Emailed nominations will be accepted
if they are sent in an MS Word attachment. No faxed nominations.
Nominations must be received by November 1, 2006. All nominations and
all deliberations of the awards committee are confidential. People may
call the Forum office at 334 265 7728, for further information about the
nomination process. Email: writersforum@.....
Mail letters of nomination to: The Harper Lee Award Selection
Committee, The Alabama Writers' Forum, PO Box 4777, Montgomery AL
PREVIOUS HARPER LEE AWARD RECIPIENTS:
1998: Albert Murray; 1999: Madison Jones; 2000: Helen Norris; 2001: Sena
Jeter Naslund; 2002: Mary Ward Brown; 2003: Rodney Jones; 2004 Sonia
Sanchez; 2005 Andrew Hudgins; 2006 Wayne Greenhaw.
To nominate candidates for THE EUGENE CURRENT-GARCIA AWARD for
Alabama's Distinguished Literary Scholar 2007 contact the Association of
College English Teachers of Alabama (ACETA) for guidelines: Dr. Steve
Hubbard, executive secretary, ACETA, shubbard@....
PREVIOUS EUGENE CURRENT-GARCIA AWARD RECIPIENTS:
EUGENE CURRENT-GARCIA AWARD RECIPIENTS: 1998: Claudia Durst Johnson;
1999: Philip K. Beidler; 2000: Donald R. Noble; 2001: Bert Hitchcock;
2002: Trudier Lopez-Harris;
2003: William Hutchings; 2004: Benjamin Williams; 2005: Robert W.
Halli; 2006: Nancy Grisham Anderson.
The Harper Lee Award for Alabama's Distinguished Writer and the Eugene
Current-Garcia Award for Alabama's Distinguished Literary Scholar are
made possible through a generous grant from George and Eva Landegger.