• Join us at the beginning of an era!

    Tickets are now on sale for the Inaugural Alabama Writers Hall of Fame event on June 8, 2015, at the Bryant Conference Center in Tuscaloosa. The celebration includes a reception and gala dinner, with presentation of the twelve inductees. Individual tickets are $125; sponsored tables are $1,500 (seats 10). Anyone interested in sponsoring an inductee’s table should contact Jeanie Thompson at 334-354-0881.

    If you would like to receive a printed invitation package with reply card, please e-mail Or phone 205-348-5543 for further information or to order tickets by phone using a credit card.

    For more information about the Alabama Writers Hall of Fame, including a list of inductees, visit the Hall of Fame online.

  • Hall-Waters Prize to be awarded to PRINCE OF TIDES author Pat Conroy

    Troy University will award its Hall-Waters Prize to renowned author Pat Conroy at a private ceremony during the Alabama Book Festival in Montgomery on April 11. One of the most popular Southern writers in the past forty years, Conroy's work includes the bestselling novels The Great Santini and The Prince of Tides, published in 1986 and adapted to the screen for the 1991 Academy Award-nominated film by the same title. Conroy is a featured author at the Festival. READ MORE…

  • Explore RED DIRT ROADS & FEET OF CLAY at the Alabama Writers Symposium

    The Alabama Writers Symposium celebrates its 18th anniversary in Monroeville, Alabama, Thursday, April 23—Saturday, April 25, 2015. Exploring the theme Red Dirt Roads & Feet of Clay, the 2015 Alabama Writers Symposium program looks below the surface to see if things really are what they seem. Some of Alabama’s most celebrated writers and scholars—including Rich Bragg, Chantel Acevedo, and Ravi Howard—will lead discussion sessions, readings, and workshops. Participants should register for the event by April 3. READ MORE…