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THE HIGH SCHOOL LITERARY ARTS AWARDS CELEBRATE NEW TALENT IN CREATIVE WRITING

Madeline Pratt, graduate of Alabama School of Fine Arts (ASFA), 2016, Senator Jabo Waggoner (R-Birmingham) and T.J. Bietleman, director of creative writing at ASFA.

The Alabama Writers' Forum recognizes young writers, their teachers, and schools each year for their work in creative writing at the High School Literary Arts Awards (HSLAA). The year-long program focuses on nurturing talent in high schools across Alabama. Read more ...

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We're pleased to announce the 2018 Harper Lee Award Winner is

Honorée Fanonne Jeffers.

“Honorée Jeffers is exactly the type of writer who deserves the Harper Lee Award. She is prolific, engaged in discourse on social justice, talented, and not nearly finished,” said Dr. Jacqueline Allen Trimble. Jeffers will receive the honor during a gala dinner at the Alabama Writers Symposium in Monroeville, Alabama, on April 19, 2018.

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“Teaching in the Writing Our Stories program is the most important and rewarding work I’ve done,” said Marlin Barton, teaching writer for Writing Our Stories at the Alabama Department of Youth Services (DYS) Mt. Meigs campus. This week Barton and his student writers will launch “Open the Door 20,” poems and stories, in an on-campus event. Read more...


A Pulitzer Prizes Centennial Campfires Initiative, “Carried Home” is a production of the Alabama Humanities Foundation, the Alabama Writers’ Forum, and Troy Public Radio (WTSU, 89.9 FM in Montgomery and Troy; WRWA 88.7 in Dothan and the Wiregrass; WTJB 91.7 in Columbus and Phenix City) in five short radio documentaries. The first broadcast aired on Troy Public Radio in December 2016.


Alabama Literary News

Jesseca Cornelson comments on her experience reviewing new talent in the Senior Portfolio category for the Alabama High School Literary Arts Awards
Susie Paul comments on her experience reviewing new talent in poetry for the Alabama High School Literary Arts Awards
W. B. Gerard comments on his experience reviewing new talent in the literary magazine category for the Alabama High School Literary Arts Awards
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