Frye Gaillard and Kathryn Scheldt intertwine music and poetry in this special literary concert.
Frye, author and writer in residence at the University of South Alabama, discusses the literature and poetry of music and songwriting. Then Nashville recording artist and singer-songwriter Kathryn performs songs from her collaboration with Frye: their book/CD project, The Quilt.
Award-winning historian Robert J. Norrell talks about his first fiction book, Eden Rise.
This critically acclaimed novel depicts a young man embroiled in a civil-rights conflict that divides his family, his town, and his own identity.
William Heath, author of The Children Bob Moses Led, and historian Dan T. Carter both call Eden Rise “gripping.” Allen Wier, author of Tehano, remarks on Norrell’s “keen sense of place and the nuances of character” and calls the tale “realistic and haunting.” Read more about Meet the Author: Jeff Norrell
Learn more about the civil rights movement in the city where much of the history happened. Join our bus trip to Birmingham on Wednesday, February 20, from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The day will include lunch at Niki’s West (extra cost); a tour of 16th Street Baptist Church, site of the 1963 bombing that killed four girls, and a self-guided tour of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Cost is $39, under 65; $35 over 65, and covers bus and entrance fees. A trip liability waiver is required. Read more about Civil Rights Bus Tour to Birmingham