Category: Literature

Bargains for Books to benefit, support youth literacy programs

The Literacy Council of West Alabama reports that one in four Alabama residents are functionally illiterate. Leadership Tuscaloosa is hoping to change that statistic by hosting Bargains for Books, a garage sale that will benefit youth literacy in the area, Saturday. “Our hope is to benefit programs teaching children to read and move forward with their education instead of falling […]

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Rick Moody, Valerie Miner to speak at lecture

Students, professors and members of the Tuscaloosa community alike will have the opportunity to attend a live reading by two highly acclaimed authors at the Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion in downtown Tuscaloosa on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Bankhead Visiting Writers Series and the Hudson Strode Lecture Series – which are sponsored through the creative writing program and […]

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Slash Pine festival fosters writing

Slash Pine Press will host its 2014 Slash Pine Poetry Festival outdoors, in bars and beyond this weekend. Readings featuring more than two dozen poets will take place at venues ranging from the Gorgas House Lawn on Friday to Grace Aberdean Habitat Alchemy downtown on Saturday. “The festival mirrors most closely what we do at our press and in our […]

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DCAF brings local art to community

DCAF brings local art to community

Tuscaloosa’s Government Plaza hosted more than 75 tents on Saturday featuring artists, jewelers and craftsmen. Children flooded the fountain area with chalk drawings, and the day was packed with music from local bands. Druid City Arts Festival, originally founded five years ago by The University of Alabama’s Creative Campus, was handed off to the Tuscaloosa Sports and Tourism Commission to […]

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Biographies an easy bridge to nonfiction

I’ve always been hesitant to branch over into the world of nonfiction literature. I considered it the last remainder of my youth – if young adult and teen fiction no longer interested me, then obviously I was old and washed up, right? My bias against nonfiction, as unfounded as it may have been, kept me away from the genre’s books […]

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