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Members bring their writing to read. Tables set up for members to sell or advertise their work (books, artwork, writing skills).Find out more »
Frye Gaillard, author/educator, will talk about the back story of this historical novel for young readers, based on an oral history of a runaway slave family who found sanctuary among the Seminole Indians of Florida—and then in a community of free blacks in Mobile.Find out more »
Leslie Anne Tarabella, blogger and columnist, will talk about “The story of how my first book got published (or perhaps didn’t). Her forthcoming book is a compilation of weekly columns previously published in Gulf Coast Newspapers and the Press-Register, Birmingham News, Huntsville Times, Mississippi Press.Find out more »
T. K. Thorne, President of Alabama Writer’s Conclave/author, takes a look at several questions on the minds of writers. "You’ve got the story: now how do you make it connect with a reader?" and "What specific tools make a page-turner and how can you employ them effectively?"Find out more »
Sue Brannan Walker, Poet Laureate Emeritus/publisher/educator, will discuss opportunities— or the lack thereof—in publishing today.Find out more »