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  • 2014 Alabama Book Festival announces lineup of writers

    Some fifty-five authors will converge in Montgomery’s Old Alabama Town on April 19th for the 9th Annual Alabama Book Festival. During the free, daylong, family-friendly festival authors will read excerpts, answer questions, and be available to sign books. Local independent bookseller Capitol Book & News provides books for the festival at an onsite store in the Grange Hall.

    According to coordinator Gail Waller, the Alabama Book Festival also offers something for aspiring writers this year. “For those wishing to write and publish their own work, festival-goers can sign up in advance for two free, hands-on workshops,” Waller said. Read more

  • On Reading and Writing with Students: A workshop for teachers

    Spend the day in workshop with two outstanding Alabama Book Festival authors on Friday, April 18, 2014, the day before the 9th annual Festival, held in Montgomery’s Old Alabama Town. Alabama teachers in grades 7-12 are invited to join Kelly Norman Ellis and Donald Anderson for an exciting day of writing workshops free of charge. These workshops are designed to introduce teachers to new strategies for integrating creative writing into language arts and English curricula. Teachers have the opportunity to write in both sessions. Read more

  • U.S. Poet Laureate selects two Alabama poets as 2014 Witter Bynner Fellows

    The 19th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress, Natasha Trethewey, has selected poet Honorée Fanonne Jeffers as the recipient of a Witter Bynner Fellowship and has named poetJake Adam York posthumously as a fellow. This is the 17th year that the fellowship has been awarded.

    Trethewey will introduce a program celebrating the fellows at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, in the Montpelier Room on the sixth floor of the James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave., S.E., Washington, D.C. 20540. The event is free and open to the public. No tickets are needed. Read more

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