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  • Newly-established Alabama Writers Hall of Fame to induct 12 authors

    Two statewide literary arts entities that announced a joint initiative to launch the state’s first comprehensive Alabama Writers Hall of Fame in June 2014 have announced the first class of inductees. The twelve Alabama authors will be inducted during a gala dinner at the Bryant Conference Center in Tuscaloosa on June 8, 2015. Tickets will go on sale in January. READ MORE…

  • HSLAA 2015 deadline announced

    The Alabama Writers’ Forum invites Alabama high school students to submit their work for the 2015 Alabama High School Literary Arts Awards and Scholarship Competition (HSLAA). The competition is open to Alabama high school students in grades 9-12 in public, private, and home schools. Categories include poetry, short fiction, drama, creative nonfiction, portfolios, and literary magazines. Cash awards are available to high school seniors through the senior portfolio competition. The postmark deadline date is January 12, 2015. READ MORE…

  • ASPS meets, holds workshops, elects officers

    The Alabama State Poetry Society (ASPS) held its Fall 2014 meeting on October 24-25 on the campus of the University of Montevallo (UM). The weekend's activities included workshops, readings, contest awards, games, networking, food, and fun. ASPS also installed its new officers for 2015-2016, and outgoing president Barry Marks received recognition for his past work with the group. READ MORE…

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