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Meet the Author: Jeff Norrell

Award-winning historian Robert J. Norrell talks about his first fiction book, Eden Rise. Read more about Meet the Author: Jeff Norrell

Meet the Author: Jeff Norrell

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Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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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.”

Jeff's 2009 biography, Up from History: the Life of Booker T. Washington, was received with national praise.  His Reaping the Whirlwind: The Civil Rights Movement in Tuskegee won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award in 1986. Read more about Meet the Author: Jeff Norrell

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Author Talk and Book Signing featuring Melanie Dickerson

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Meet author Melanie Dickerson and get a signed copy of her new book, Fairest Beauty.  Ms. Dickerson is an award-winning, local author who writes young adult fiction. Read more about Author Talk and Book Signing featuring Melanie Dickerson

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Write Right Lunch & Learn: "The YA Market"

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Write Right Lunch & Learn: "The YA Market"

Tuesday, February 12

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Main Library, 915 Monroe Street

Second Floor Events Room

 

What is YA and who reads it? What are the "tricks" of writing for young adults? How can I improve my own writing? Traditional publishing or self-publishing?

 

Speaker: Beck McDowell, author of This is Not a Drill

Beck McDowell, Huntsville young adult author, is a former middle and high school AP English teacher. Her novel THIS IS NOT A DRILL was published by Penguin on 10/25/12, and she also wrote LAST BUS OUT. She and her students built notrequiredreading.com to help teens find good books and her blog can be found at www.beckmcdowell.com

Ms McDowell was recently in the news with her generous donation in response to the Sandy Hook tragedy.

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Bring a sack lunch. Drinks will be provided. Questions? Contact Mary Moore at 256-532-5975 or askus@hmcpl.org. Read more about Write Right Lunch & Learn: "The YA Market"

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Love in the Library Valentine Fair

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Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Love in the Library Valentine Fair

Saturday, January 26, 2013

2:00-4:00 p.m.

Main Library, 915 Monroe Street

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Get in the Valentine's spirit with this festival of love! This free event includes music, giveaways, and demonstrations by chocolatiers, florists, paper craft artists, and gift-basket designers. Romance writers will read essays, meet readers, and sell and sign books. No registration is required.

 

Questions? Contact Mary Moore at 256-532-5975 or askus@hmcpl.org.

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Write Right: "Writing and Publishing Non-Fiction"

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Write Right: "Writing and Publishing Non-Fiction"

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Main Library, 915 Monroe Street

Second Floor Events Room

 

Speaker: Dr. Jennifer C. Garlen, author of Beyond Casablanca: 100 Classic Movies Worth Watching

Author and independent scholar Dr. Jennifer C. Garlen will share tips and experiences about writing for a variety of non-fiction projects, including freelance work, books for traditional publishers, and self-published books. She will talk about the ways in which each kind of non-fiction writing differs and what writers can expect from each process.

Dr. Jennifer C. Garlen received her PhD in English from Auburn University, where she specialized in eighteenth-century British literature. Now a writer and independent scholar in Huntsville, AL, Jennifer is the "National Classic Movies Examiner" for Examiner.com and the author of Beyond Casablanca: 100 Classic Movies Worth Watching. She is also the co-editor of the 2009 McFarland book, Kermit Culture, and of the forthcoming book, The Wider Worlds of Jim Henson.

Bring a sack lunch. Drinks will be provided.

Questions? Contact Mary Moore at 256-532-5975 or askus@hmcpl.org. Read more about Write Right: "Writing and Publishing Non-Fiction"

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Skype the Author: Linda Lafferty

Colorado author Linda Lafferty comes to the main Huntsville-Madison County Public Library through the technological magic of video-conferencing on Tuesday, January 15, at 6:30 p.m.

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Skype the Author: Linda Lafferty

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Join us for a special videoconference with Colorado author Linda Lafferty.

Linda talks about her recent book, "The Bloodletter’s Daughter (A Novel of Old Bohemia)," a dark and richly detailed saga of passion and revenge inspired by a real-life murder that threatened to topple the powerful Hapsburg dynasty. Read more about Skype the Author: Linda Lafferty

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S2SB2B: Kimberla Lawson Roby

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Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
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Sister 2 Sister Brother 2 Brother Book Club with host an author event featuring bestselling author Kimberla Lawson Roby. This event will be at the Main Library on Saturday January 12, 2013 at 2:00pm in the auditorium. 

Mrs. Roby will talk about her latest book she has coming out “Perfect Marriage” which goes on sale January 8, 2013. Copies of her books will be available for purchase and book signing. Book signing and lite reception will be held after book discussion.

Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased online at the HMCPL Store, or at the Main Library, 915 Monroe St., and the Showers Center Public Library, 4600 Blue Spring Road. Call 256-851-7492 for more information. Read more about S2SB2B: Kimberla Lawson Roby

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Meet the Author: Kimberla Lawson Roby

The Sister 2 Sister Brother 2 Brother Book Club welcomes best-selling author Kimberla Lawson Roby to the auditorium of the main Huntsville-Madison County Public Library on Saturday, January 12, at 2 p.m. Read more about Meet the Author: Kimberla Lawson Roby

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