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Alabama Writer's Symposium


Please join us on Friday, April 26, at 12:30 p.m. at the Monroeville Community House to honor three Alabamians who have distinguished themselves in Alabama arts and letters.  


Daniel Wallace, 2019 Harper Lee Award Recipient

BJ Hollars, 2019 Truman Capote Award Recipient

Dr. Christopher Metress, 2019 Eugene Current-Garcia Award Recipient

About Conference Registration

Comprehensive ticket is $50 and includes both meals. Thursday night fish fry only is $30. Friday awards luncheon only is $35. Please contact Coastal Alabama Community College for more details (251) 575-8207. 

THURSDAY, APRIL 25        

10:00 am - Angela Broyles

Bluewater Publications
Monroe County Library

10:00 am - Dr. Deidra Suwanee Dees and Carolyn White

Poarch Band of Creek Indians
Monroe County Courthouse Museum

1:00 pm - Dr. Christopher Metress

2019 Eugene Current-Garcia Award Winner
Monroe County Courthouse Museum

1:00 pm - Kerry Madden - Lunsford

Children's Literature: Ernestine's Milky Way
Monroe County Library

2:00 pm - Lila Quintero Weaver

Middle Grade: My Year in the Middle
Monroe County Courthouse Museum

3:00 pm - BJ Hollars

2019 Truman Capote Prize Winner
Monroe County Courthouse Museum

4:00 pm - Daniel Wallace

              2019 Harper Lee Award Winner
             Monroe County Courthouse Museum

5:30 pm - Fish Fry on the Courthouse Lawn (requires ticket)

7:00 pm - Free showing of Big Fish
      Monroe County Courthouse Museum


8:00 am - Philip Shirley

Suspense/Mystery: The Graceland Conspiracy
Coastal Alabama Library

9:00 am - Frye Gaillard

Alabama History: A Hard RainAmerica in the 1960s, Our Decade of Hope, Possibility, and Innocence Lost
Coastal Alabama Library

10:00 am - Ashley M. Jones and Tina Mozelle Braziel

Poetry: dark//thing and Known by Salt
Coastal Alabama Library

11:00 am - Lauren K. Denton

Christian Fiction: Glory Road
Coastal Alabama Library

12:30 pm - Alabama Author Awards Luncheon (requires ticket)

Presentation of the Harper Lee Award for Alabama’s Distinguished Writer, 
Truman Capote Prize for Alabama’s Distinguished Writer of Literary Non-Fiction 
or the Short Story, and the Eugene Current-Garcia Award
Monroeville Community House

2:30 pm - Literary Capital of Alabama Sculpture Trail

Unveiling of a project of Monroeville Main Street and Craig Wedderspoon’s bronze class at the University of Alabama
Historic Downtown Monroeville

7:00 pm - The Mockingbird Company’s To Kill a Mockingbird - 

              Monroe County Museum

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