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Rheta Grimsley Johnson speaks about her newest book, Enchanted Evening Barbie and the Second Coming: A Memoir

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Sunday, February 6, 2011 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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We are pleased to welcome nationally syndicated, and award-winning columnist Rheta Grimsley Johnson to speak about her newest book, Enchanted Evening Barbie and the Second Coming: A Memoir.

The publisher describes Johnson's new book as a "frank, exhilarating, wise, poignant, and brave memoir. Her territory ranges from childhood memories of ritual pre-interstate trips in the family station wagon to visit foot-washing Baptist relatives to young-girl fixations on the Barbie dolls of the title, from the simultaneous exuberance and proto-feminist doubts of young marriage to the aches of loves lost through divorce and death."

Please join us for this fascinating talk from one of our favorite Southern writers!

This event will take place at 2 pm in the Main branch auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

Please contact Luisa with any questions about this event at lmorenilla@hmcpl.org. Read more about Rheta Grimsley Johnson speaks about her newest book, Enchanted Evening Barbie and the Second Coming: A Memoir

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Author Julie Williams discusses her new book Wings of Opportunity: The Wright Brothers in Montgomery, Alabama, 1910

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Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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We are pleased to welcome author and Samford University journalism professor Julie Williams, who will be discussing her exciting new book, Wings of Opportunity: The Wright Brothers in Montgomery, AL. Please join us to hear about Williams' intriguing account of uncovering the history of the nation's first flight school, founded by the Wrights in Montgomery 100 years ago.  

This event is free and open to the pubic. Please contact Luisa Morenilla at lmorenilla@hmcpl.org with any questions about this event. Read more about Author Julie Williams discusses her new book Wings of Opportunity: The Wright Brothers in Montgomery, Alabama, 1910

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Romance Writers Book Signing

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Friday, August 27, 2010 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
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Meet and greet dozens of romance writers in the Main Library's atrium. Barnes & Noble Booksellers will be on hand to sell books, and authors will discuss their books and autograph. Free of charge.

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Author Discussion: Peggy Webb, Debra Webb, and Lyn Stone

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Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 10:00am to 11:30am
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These prolific and bestselling authors have written over a hundred romance novels covering multiple genres and subgenres, including  suspense, historical, comedy, mystery, and more. Join them for an informal discussion of the passion they all share: books! 

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Teens Strut the Write Stuff

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
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Meet back up with Tricia Mills and the gang to share your experience and successes with the "Summer Writing Challenge." Get feedback from the group and some pointers from a professional!

Speaker: Tricia Mills Read more about Teens Strut the Write Stuff

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How I Became a Famous Teen Romance Novelist

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Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
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Do you want to see your imagination in print? Is "novelist" your top career choice? Tricia Mills describes what it takes to get it done and issues her "Summer Writing Challenge" just for teens.

Speaker: Tricia Mills Read more about How I Became a Famous Teen Romance Novelist

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Publishing 101

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Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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If you're confused, overwhelmed, or simply mystified about what it takes to get your book from your desk onto a bookstore shelf, then this workshop has the answers you need. Learn the basics of the business, including publishing models, what agents actually do, and how to protect yourself from scam artists.

Speaker: Kimberly Lang Read more about Publishing 101

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