The Alabama Writers’ Forum will host an evening with 2011 Harper Lee Award recipient Winston Groom on Thursday, November 17, 7-9 p.m. Free and open to the public, the event will be held in The Gold Room at Whitley Hall on the Troy University Montgomery Campus.
Groom will discuss and sign copies of his latest work, Kearny’s March: The Epic Creation of the American West 1846-1848. The book is an historical account of General Stephen Watt Kearny’s Southwestern military campaign during the Mexican War. Books will be available for purchase from Capitol Book & News at the event.
This event is sponsored by the Alabama Writers’ Forum, a partnership program of the Alabama State Council on the Arts, Troy University Montgomery Campus Department of English, and Capitol Book & News.
Photo of Winston Groom by Squire Fox
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