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  • In Memoriam: Julia “Judy” Oliver, July 7, 1929-July 10, 2014

    Founding Alabama Writers’ Forum Board member, long-time fiction reviews editor for First Draft, and reviewer for AWF Book Reviews Online, Julia “Judy” Oliver died on July 10. A concert pianist as well as talented author, she studied piano performance and piano pedagogy at the University of Alabama, where she earned a Bachelor of Music degree. She also studied at the Julliard School of Music and at Randolph-Macon Women’s College.

    “This week Alabama lost another beloved literary figure,” said Forum Executive Director Jeanie Thompson. “Judy was a founding board member of the Forum from back in the days before we were even incorporated, and she always brought great suggestions to my attention. We are all sorry to have lost Judy.” Read more

  • NEA Selects Amy Stolls as Director of Literature

    The National Endowment for the Arts is pleased to announce that Amy Stolls has been appointed director of literature. Since May 2013, Stolls has served as acting director of literature. She will continue to oversee the NEA's grant awards in literature, which includes grants to organizations for publishing and audience and professional development projects, as well as for fellowships to individual poets, prose writers, and translators. Read more

  • Landmarks Foundation appoints new interim director

    Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in the Montgomery Advertiser on June 17, 2014 as a Staff report.

    Marion Baab, an active board member of the Landmarks Foundation, has been appointed to serve as interim director of Landmarks. Baab will be taking over the duties of longtime director Bob McLain following his recent retirement. Baab will have a range of duties, including coordinating upcoming special events such as the Alabama Book Festival. Read more

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