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2015 Schedule of Events

Events will be held on the campus of Alabama Southern Community College, at the Monroeville Community House and the Monroe County Museum in downtown Monroeville. Registration will take place Thursday afternoon and Friday morning at Alabama Southern. In addition to the events listed below, the schedule will include art exhibits, music and booksellers.

Thursday, April 23
1-5 p.m. Registration & Exhibit of Alabama Artists
   Location: Nettles Auditorium on the campus of Alabama Southern Community College

6:00-7:00 p.m. Hospitality Hour and Opening Reception

7:00–8:30 p.m. Dinner with author Rick Bragg
    Location: Monroeville Community House


Friday, April 24

8 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Registration and Literary Coffee House
    Location: Nettles Auditorium and Alabama Southern Community College Library

8:30-11:30 a.m. Morning Sessions
    Location: Nettles Auditorium

8:30–10:00 a.m. Mobile in Black and White documentary with Rob Gray and moderator Lisa Graves Minor

10:00-10:15 a.m. Break

10:20-10:50 a.m. Rod Davis with moderator Kirk Curnutt

11:00-11:30 a.m. Valerie Boyd with moderator Cynthia Tucker Haynes

12:30-2:00 p.m. Awards Luncheon: Presentation of the Harper Lee Award for Alabama’s Distinguished Writer 2015 and of the Eugene Current-Garcia Award for Alabama’s Distinguished Literary Scholar 2015
    Location: Monroeville Community House

2:30-4:30 p.m. Afternoon Sessions
    Location: Nettles Auditorium, Science Building, and Library Building

2:30-3:00 p.m. Frye Gaillard with moderator Steven Trout

3:10-3:45 p.m. Frye Gaillard and Davis Raines present “Mockingbird”

3:50-4:30 Panel Sessions:

  • Alabama Writers in the New Territory featuring poets Jason McCall and Jennifer Horne, moderated by Jeanie Thompson (Location: Science Building, Room 109)
  • Poarch Band of Creek Indians: Writing Our Own History
  • Short Fiction Panel featuring Kirk Curnutt and Anita Miller Garner, moderated by Marlin Barton (Location: Library, Room 101)

4:40-5:30 p.m. Book Signings
    Location: Library at Alabama Southern Community College

5:45-6:45 p.m. Picnic on the Monroeville Courthouse lawn

7-9 p.m. Live performance of To Kill a Mockingbird


Saturday, April 25

8:30 -11:30 a.m. Light Refreshments and Morning Sessions at the Old Courthouse

8:30 -9:00 a.m. Chantel Acevedo with moderator Nancy Anderson

9:10-9:40 a.m. Ravi Howard with moderator Jacqueline Trimble

9:45– 10:25 a.m. Hank Lazer, 2015 Harper Lee Award Winner

10:30-11:15 a.m. Capote’s “House of Flowers” presentation featuring Don Noble, Jennifer Horne, and Southern Expose’

11:45 a.m. -1:00 p.m. – Concluding Brunch with Philip Shirley

Alabama Southern Community College is an equal opportunity employer. It is the official policy of the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education, including postsecondary institutions under the control of the State Board of Education, that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, handicap, gender, religion, creed, national origin, or age, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity, or employment. Alabama Southern Community College will make reasonable accommodations for qualified disabled applicants or employees.