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  • AWC to present “Abide”: A Memorial Celebration of Jake Adam York and His Work

    The annual Auburn Writers Conference (AWC) brings together students, faculty, and many regional writers for creative writing workshops and readings. Its theme this October is The Inspired South. For the opening event of the conference, AWC will hold a reading and celebration in honor of alumnus Jake Adam York, whose four collections of poetry address the Civil Rights movement in Alabama. This reading is part of the Third Thursday Poetry Series at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art.

    On Thursday, October 16, 2014, at 7 pm, poets and friends Dan Albergotti, Jeanie Thompson, and Brian Barker, along with York’s long-time editor Jon Tribble, will present a tandem reading from York’s posthumously published collection, Abide. Joining them will be Amanda Gunn, the winner of the Southern Humanities Review’s Auburn Witness Poetry Prize in Honor of Jake Adam York. This is the first year that Auburn’s storied national literary magazine has offered the prize, and the editors are proud to be able to honor York’s legacy in this way. Read more

  • In Memoriam: Diann Blakely, June 1, 1957-August 5, 2014-July 10

    Eminent poet and Gadsden native Harriet Diann Blakely died on August 5 in Brunswick, GA after complications from a chronic lung disorder. She was 57.

    Her official biography states that Blakely is the author of Hurricane Walk (BOA Editions, 1992), named one of the year’s ten best poetry collections by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Farewell, My Lovelies (Story Line, 2000), featured by the Academy of American Poets Book Club; and Cities of Flesh and the Dead, winner of the Alice Fay DiCastagnola Award (1999) for a manuscript-in-progress and the 7th annual Elixir Book publication prize (2008). Read more

  • Alabama Power chief to give keynote address at AHF awards luncheon

    One of Alabama’s leading business executives, Mark Crosswhite, will deliver the keynote address at the annual awards luncheon of the Alabama Humanities Foundation (AHF) October 6 at The Club atop Red Mountain.

    The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. and will include honoring the winners of the Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarship for excellence in teaching; Alabama Humanities Award for contributions to the humanities in the state, Betty McMahon; Wayne Greenhaw Service Award for a past or present board member for outstanding service to AHF, Jack Hawkins; and Charitable Organization to the Humanities, AAA Cooper. Read more

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