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Author Chat Book Club: Jamie Dodson

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Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Award-winning author joins our discussion of his novel, Flying Boats & Spies

 

It's a historical fiction set in the golden age of aviation, but it's also a terrific adventure story about a teenager who gets involved in the pre-WWII spy theatre. 

Copies are available at the Library, for $8 each including tax. Ask for Sophie Young at the Reference Desk, 2nd Floor.

Thursday • November 7, 2013 • 6-7pm
*Pizzelle’s Confections* at Lowe Mill
2211 Seminole Drive, Railroad Room #4A • in the South Annex
For more information, call Sophie Young at 256-532-2362.

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Meet the Author: John Pritchard

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Monday, December 2, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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John Pritchard brings back bawdy philosopher Junior Ray, along with his sidekick Voyd Mudd, in this third hilarious installment of the critically acclaimed “Junior Ray” series.

In Sailing to Alluvium, Pritchard continues the madcap adventures of the duo, who have become “diktectives” to stop the murderous activities of a semi-secret, lethal organization of Southern women, the AUNTY BELLES, headed by Miss Attica Rummage.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

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Barnes and Noble named John’s first book, Junior Ray, a Top Ten Sensational Debut Novel for 2005.

“Honed from the rough roads of dialect, the language within defines Pritchard as one of our great Southern writers.  The man has an ear for the voice of his people, and he's twisted their words into a tough, raunchy, comic roller-coasting romp, corkscrewing us down the byways of a Delta that is more than likely not traveled by the average tourist, but should be.“                  --Frank Bill, author of Crimes in Southern Indiana & Donnybrook

 

 

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How I Write: NaNoWriMo 101

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Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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You know you want to write that novel, but you’re facing a blank computer screen.  Where do you begin, and how do you keep going?  Three published Alabama authors share how they approach writing a novel.

Get geared up for the 2013 National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), with activities starting November 1.  And get those words on the page.

This year’s authors:
Ronald Andrés Moore – Nocturn
R.A. Nelson – Teach Me, Days of Little Texas, Breathe My Name, and Throat
Annie Laura Smith - Twilight of Honor, Sally Ride, and Neil Armstrong

Thursday • October 3 • 6:30-8pm
Main Library Auditorium
915 Monroe Street • Huntsville
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Discover the Writer in You Book Release

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Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Celebrate the release of the Murphy Writers' Group's first anthology, Discover the Writer in You, on Saturday, September 21, at 2 p.m. in the Main Library - 2nd Floor Meeting Room.

This publication includes the works of members of the Murphy Writers' Group and Teen Authors' Workshop. There is no charge to attend.

The event will include speaker and local author Lynn Rae Harris, public readings from the anthology, and a book signing. A limited number of books will be available for sale onsite for $10 each. Cash or check only. Copies are also available for sale on amazon.com. The publication was funded by the Murphy Library Friends and all sale proceeds will go towards supporting the Murphy Friends and the Eleanor E. Murphy Library collection and programs.

Refreshments will be served.

The Murphy Writers' Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month at 3pm at the Eleanor Murphy Library located at 7910 Charlotte Dr SW, Huntsville, AL 35802. Writers of all genres and skill levels are invited to join. Recommended for ages 14+.

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Discover the Writer in You book release

Celebrate the release of the Murphy Writers' Group's first anthology, Discover the Writer in You, on Saturday, September 21, at 2 p.m.

This publication includes the works of members of the Murphy Writers' Group and Teen Authors' Workshop. There is no charge to attend.

Date: Sat, Sept 21

Time: 2pm-4pm

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Meet the Author: Sena Jeter Naslund

Just in time for Christmas, New York Times bestseller Sena Jeter Naslund comes back to the Library to discuss her new book, The Fountain of St. James Court; or, Portrait of the Artist as an Old Woman: A Novel.

Join us for a stimulating talk with this Huntsville favorite!
Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Sunday • December 15 • 2-4pm
Main Library Auditorium
915 Monroe Street • Huntsville
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Meet the Author: Sena Jeter Naslund

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Just in time for Christmas, New York Times bestseller Sena Jeter Naslund comes back to the Library to discuss her new book,
The Fountain of St. James Court; or, Portrait of the Artist as an Old Woman: A Novel.

Join us for a stimulating talk with this Huntsville favorite!
Books will be available for purchase and signing.

 

Sunday • December 15 • 2-4pm
Main Library Auditorium
915 Monroe Street • Huntsville
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CANCELLED: Video Chat with Author Daniel R. Schwarz

Meet New York author Dan Schwarz in this special video chat, and discuss his book Endtimes?: Crises and Turmoil at the New York Times, 1999-2009. Read more about CANCELLED: Video Chat with Author Daniel R. Schwarz

CANCELLED: Video Chat with Author Daniel R. Schwarz

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Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Meet New York author Dan Schwartz in this special video chat, and discuss his book Endtimes?: Crises and Turmoil at the New York Times, 1999-2009.

After carefully tracing the rise of the Times's website, Schwarz asks whether the Times can survive as a print newspaper, whether it can find a business model to support its vast print and online newsgathering operation, and whether the Sulzberger family can survive as controlling owners. He also asks whether the Times, in its desperate effort to survive, has abandoned its quality standards by publishing what he calls "Timeslite" and "Timestrash."

From the back cover: From false stories about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq to growing competition from online and twenty-four-hour cable news, the first decade of the twenty-first century was not particularly kind to the New York Times. In this groundbreaking study of the recent life and times of America's most important newspaper, Daniel R. Schwarz describes the transformation of the Times as it has confronted not only its various scandals and embarrassments but also the rapid rise of the internet and blogosphere, the ensuing decline in circulation and print advertising, and the change in what contemporary readers want and how they want to get it.

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The Poetry of Alabama Music

Acclaimed author Frye Gaillard and musical artist Kathryn Scheldt intertwine music and poetry in this special literary concert on Sunday, August 25, at 2 p.m. at the Main Library.

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."

Sunday • August 25 • 2-4pm

Main Library Auditorium

915 Monroe Street • Huntsville Read more about The Poetry of Alabama Music

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