READ ALABAMA! THE TRADITION CONTINUES BEGINS 24TH SEASON ON VALENTINE’S DAY!
As a proud partner of the Read Alabama: The Tradition Continues program, we are excited to share the schedule for the 2017 season with you. Walker College Foundation has been a part of this outstanding program for many years and we are looking forward to another great season. The program is free to the public and provides a rare opportunity for students and community members to meet and spend time with published Alabama authors. Sessions begin at 4 p.m. with an opening reception at 3:30 p.m. in Mathews Lecture Hall - Wade Math & Science Building - Bevill State Community College - Walker College Campus.
This program is a partnership between Bevill State Community College, Walker College Foundation, Alabama Power Company, The Chamber of Commerce of Walker County, Walker County Arts Alliance, Jasper Main Street, and The Literacy Council of Walker County.
2017 Featured Authors:
• Tuesday, February 14th – Nancy Swanner – Chrome Heart - Chrome Heart tells a thrilling story of struggle against overwhelming odds in a strange and dangerous world full of aliens, hybrids, humans…and a little romance. Join us on Valentine’s Day for an exciting science fiction novel!
• Tuesday, February 28th – The Honorable Helen Shores Lee – The Gentle Giant of Dynamite Hill - These are the firsthand accounts of sisters Helen and Barbara Shores growing up with their father, Arthur Shores, a prominent Civil Rights attorney, during the 60s in the Jim Crow south Birmingham district. Lee was appointed Circuit Judge of the Tenth Judicial Court of Alabama in January of 2003 by Governor Don Siegelman.
• Tuesday, March 14th – Robert Perry – Three Tribes of Little People & Life with the Little People - Perry represents the Chickasaw tribe on the Five Civilized Tribes Inter-Tribal Council, Chickasaw Historical Society Board, and Chickasaw Council of Elders. He uses his story telling ability to describe how the Chickasaws, Choctaws, and Irish were brought together, accompanied by their magical friends, the Little People of the Indians and the Leprechauns of the Irish.
• Tuesday, March 28th – Carolyn Haines – The Book of Beloved & Rock-A-Bye Bones - Haines is the author of eighteen novels, including the acclaimed Sarah Booth Delaney mystery series. She originally visited Read Alabama in 1999 and we are thrilled she is returning to talk about her newest series, Pluto’s Snitch.
• Tuesday, April 11th – Joyce Cauthen – With Fiddle and Well-Rosined Bow & Out of Whole Cloth: The Life of Bettye Kimbrell - In her two books, Cauthen focuses on old-time fiddling in Alabama and on the life story of Bettye Kimbrell who believed quilting shaped her life. Both books celebrate artists and traditions that losing ground due to time and technology.