• Nominations open for 2015 Harper Lee Award

    The Alabama Writers’ Forum invites nominations for the 2015 Harper Lee Award for Alabama’s Distinguished Writer of the Year. The award will be made to a living, nationally recognized Alabama writer who has made a significant, lifelong contribution to Alabama letters. The honor recognizes those who primarily write , 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. Nominations must be received by November 19, 2014. READ MORE…

  • UA hosts two language themed exhibits this fall

    The University of Alabama (UA) hosts two language themed exhibitions this fall. From September through January 2015, Wade Hall’s Library: The Poetry of History is on display in the Pearce Foyer of the Gorgas Library. Curated by Amy H. Chen and designed by Muzel Chen, the technologist of the Alabama Digital Humanities Center, this exhibition explores the books collected by Wade Hall, a major donor to the University Libraries and the Division of Special Collections.

    From September through November 2014, Grammar-land: Learning to Write in America (1700-1930) is on display in the lobby of the W.S. Hoole Library on the second floor of Mary Harmon Bryant Hall. Curated by Russ McConnell and designed by Amy Chen, this exhibition explores the history of grammar instruction in the United States. READ MORE…

  • Forum to co-sponsor poet Vijay Seshadri at BMA speaks

    The Indian Cultural Society and the Birmingham Museum of Art (BMA) present an evening in honor of Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, Gandhi Jayanti (officially October 2) on October 17, 2014, 7-9 p.m. at the Museum. The evening begins with a program honoring student participants in the Gandhi Jayanti poster and essay contest. Following the poster contest, BMA will hold its quarterly BMA Speaks spoken word event. During BMA Speaks, the museum will welcome Vijay Seshadri, a Pulitzer Prize-winner poet. READ MORE…

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