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Alabama Writers Symposium
13th Annual Alabama Writers Symposium
April 29-May 1, 2010
We are looking forward to seeing you at the 13th Annual Alabama Writers Symposium April 29 - May 1 in Monroeville, Alabama. This year's symposium showcases a slate of writers, poets, artists, and musicians who recognize that place and space and their sense of belonging are intertwined with the fabric of their literature. For a brochure detailing this year's event please click here. Send your reservation today for the premier celebration of Alabama writers for those who love to read!
Dr. Melinda Byrd-Murphy
Hot off the presses for the Alabama Writers Symposium!
Check out the hot new releases from Rheta Grimsley Johnson, Carolyn Haines
and Ace Atkins
In her newly released book, Enchanted Evening Barbie and The Second Coming, Rheta Grimsley Johnson turns her sharp eye on herself in this frank, exhilarating, wise, poignant and brave memoir. Johnson journeys through her career as a Southern journalist, including a stint in Monroeville. Syndicated by King Features of New York, Johnson's column appears in papers across the nation. Johnson was recently awarded the prestigious Cason Award in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Alabama College of Communication and Information Sciences. Johnson will speak Friday, April 30 in the Alabama Southern Auditorium. Read more...
Best known for her Bones mystery series, Carolyn Haines takes a spin in the Mississippi Delta as editor of Delta Blues. The collection of short fiction features stories by some of the finest writers working today, including Haines and Ace Atkins. The 2010 Harper Lee Award winner, Haines also has a new Bones novel, Bone Appetit, releasing this summer. Haines will accept her award Friday, April 30 at the Awards Luncheon and will also read from her recent works in the historic Monroeville courthouse Saturday morning. Read more...
Ace Atkins transports his reader into Depression-era America in his fast, funny, violent new crime noir novel, Infamous. Infamous releases this month and is a mesmerizing tale set in the first days of the modern FBI. The novel features one of the best femmes fatale in history, a great unexpected hero and some of the most colorful supporting characters in recent crime fiction. Atkins is the keynote speaker for the weekend's closing brunch on Saturday, May 1. Read more...
Warren St. John sharpens the focus on communities
Opening Banquet Thursday, April 29 at the Monroeville Community House
Warren St. John opens the weekend's festivities Thursday, April 29, discussing his popular release Outcasts United: A Refugee Team, an American Town. St. John is a feature writer for The New York Times and best-selling author of Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer: A Road Trip into the Heart of Fan Mania (2004). He released Outcasts United in 2009 to rave reviews. St. John's discussion of Outcasts United focuses not only on the inspiring story of the Fugees but also on the lessons the team and Clarkston provide on the question of how we build community in environments in which people seem to have little in common. Read more...
We're all looking forward to seeing you at the 13th Annual Alabama Writers Symposium.
Dr. Melinda Byrd-Murphy
Director, Alabama Center for Literary Arts
Alabama Southern Community College
Read more about our exciting lineup of writers!
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