On October 20, 2011, Frederick “Freddie” Robinson, a standout defensive back for the University of Alabama and the Indianapolis Colts and an executive at AT&T Wireless, entertained the standing-room-only audience as the keynote speaker at the Writing Our Stories book release event on the Department of Youth Services (DYS) Mount Meigs Campus.
Rep. Barbara Boyd (D-District 32, Calhoun, Talladega) turned to a children’s classic to inspire the student writers at the DYS Chalkville Campus on October 26. Rep. Boyd punctuated her optimistic message with a reading of The Little Engine That Could during the book release for Love To Live.
Rep. Oliver Robinson (D-District 58, Jefferson) delivered the keynote address at the book event for Let Me Tell You About Me on the Department of Youth Services Vacca Campus on November 3. Robinson, an NBA veteran, encouraged the student writers with stories from his youth.
Here are some photos from the three events. (Photos at Mt. Meigs by Darren Freeman; Chalkville and Vacca by Robin Cooper)