• Alabama Writers Hall of Fame celebrates 12 inaugural inductees

    At a gala dinner recognizing twelve renowned authors, some 280 people celebrated the induction of the inaugural class of the Alabama Writers Hall of Fame. The event was held on June 8 at the Bryant Conference Center in Tuscaloosa. Prior to the induction ceremony, attendees mingled in the reception area and had a meet and greet with the inductees, their families, and friends. READ MORE…

  • 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…