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AWC Helps Alabama Writers’ Forum Celebrate Its 25 Years of Programming by Partnering to Sponsor Youth Writing Workshop


The AWC board is pleased to announce its support of the Alabama Writers’ Forum’s 25thAnniversary celebration, which will take place at the Alabama School of Fine Arts in downtown Birmingham on Sunday, September 22.

The AWC will be a sponsoring patron of the event, with its financial support ($500) underwriting a youth writing workshop led by the day’s featured guest, bestselling novelist and 2019 Harper Lee Award-winner Daniel Wallace.

Following the workshop, which will benefit students from the Alabama School of Fine Arts and several other schools in Jefferson County and the city of Birmingham, Wallace will give a public reading of his work in the Dorothy Jemison Day Theater on the ASFA campus starting at 2 p.m.

Tickets for the 2 p.m. reading are available to AWC members at the Forum’s member rate of $30; two lucky AWC members will receive VIP tickets by drawing. VIP tickets include premium seating and a signed limited edition print of a Daniel Wallace original drawing.

All proceeds go to supporting the Forum’s much-needed literary arts programming, including its Writing Our Stories program, which brings high-quality, year-long creative writing instruction to Alabama schools and juvenile justice facilities where such creative opportunities would otherwise be unavailable.

To purchase tickets, visit Eventbrite at

No purchase is necessary to enter the AWC drawing for VIP tickets; simply email AWC board member TJ Beitelman at to enter.   

Alina Stefanescu