The 2017 Alabama Book Festival

On Saturday, April 22, the Alabama Book Festival will be held in Montgomery’s Old Alabama Town. On the website, there is information about the event, featured authors, directions, lodging, all that good stuff. The festival is free and has something for all ages.

My students and I will be there, selling our literary magazine Graphophobia, showing off back issues, and otherwise talking about the program. We’ve had a display table in the exhibitors area every year since 2007. If you’re at the festival, come see us!

Intersections of the Humanities & the Local

Next week, on Tuesday, April 4, I will be presenting at the Alabama Humanities Foundation SUPER Teacher Workshop entitled  Intersections of the Humanities & the Local. (The acronym SUPER stands for: School and University Partners for Educational Renewal.) The day-long workshop will be held at the Alabama Department of Archives & History in Montgomery.

AHF’s program description for Intersections of the Humanities & the Local explains:

What we recognize as history, literature, social studies, and journalism have common ground in storytelling, character development, an understanding of place, and the discovery and documentation of facts. By connecting students to their own culture, this one-day workshop uses an interdisciplinary writing-centered approach to explore local history. Teachers, return the humanities to your lesson plans!

Furthermore, “Teachers will be reimbursed for a substitute teacher.”

For anyone who is interested, the links above will connect you to the AHF website, where you can register. This link will take you to the Facebook event for the program.