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Monday, April 19, 2010

A Date to Remember!

Hopefully, if "Mommy Duties" do not interfere, I will be attending the 13th Annual Alabama Writers Symposium the last weekend in April. This year is such a remarkable year to attend! Why? Because if any of you are familiar with To Kill A Mockingbird, then you are aware that Harper Lee is celebrating the 50th anniversary since debuting her prestigious, award-winning novel.

I thought the following information might be of interest to some of you:

Alabama Writers Symposium
April 29 - May 1, 2010
Monroeville, Alabama

The 13th Annual Alabama Writers Symposium, Literature on Location - the Muse of Place, gathers a fascinating slate of writers, poets, artists, and musicians in Monroeville to explore how place and their sense of belonging inspires their writing. The Alabama Writers Symposium is Alabama's premier event for those who love to read.

Congratulations to Carolyn Haines , winner of the 2010 Harper Lee Award for Alabama’s Distinguished Writer and Ralph Voss, winner of the 2010 Eugene Current-Garcia Award for Alabama’s Distinguished Literary Scholar. Both awards will be presented Friday, April 30, at the Awards Luncheon. (Live perfomance of To Kill A Mockingbird will take place on the old courthouse steps from 7:00-9:00 P.M., Friday night.)

Please join us in the hometown of Harper Lee and Truman Capote, because 2010 is special: We are celebrating the 50th anniversary of To Kill a Mockingbird.

A project of the Alabama Center for Literary Arts and sponsored by Alabama Southern Community College, Monroeville, Alabama. For information, call Melinda Byrd Murphy at (251) 575-8226 or email:

The information above is copied from:

I hope to see some of you there! Good nite, everyone! Tory


  1. You are one lucky girl, Tory! I love To Kill A Mockingbird. Hope nothing interferes with that symposium. I posted an award for you today.

  2. Hi Tory, nice to meet to you :o) thanks for the comment and follow. You have a beautiful family.

  3. Oh, lucky lucky!! Sounds like a fabulous event.

  4. I am so excited about the symposium. It was great last year and I know with the TKAM anniversary, it will be even better this year!

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  6. On the previous (deleted) comment, one of my kids pressed the post button before I could proof. Sure most of you can relate!
    *Roxy, I can't wait to post my award tomorrow, I have several I want to share it with:)

    *Niki, I'm so glad to meet you, too, and look forward to following your blog.

    *Carolina, I promise to post pics...

    *And Jess (a.k.a. Beta Reader #4), if it were not for you I would have never known about the symposium. Thanks for sharing the info!