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Southern Literature Week fyi

Southern Literature Week starts Sunday and you're invited to join in the
celebration! Check out the amazing line up of authors looking forward to
meeting you in the next few days:

Sunday, October 9: John Berendt, author of Midnight in the Garden of
Good and Evil, discusses his brand new release, City of Falling Angels
at The Radisson Hotel. An Evening With John Berendt features The Young
Singers from Opera Birmingham entertaining at 6:00, prior to Mr.
Berendt's talk. Tickets are $39, and include all taxes and a signed
first edition of the new book. Proceeds benefit The Birmingham Music
Cooperative. For reservations, call 205.870.4242
Sunday, October 9 - 6:30 PM
John Berendt
City of Falling Angels
Radisson Hotel

Tuesday, October 11! : Algonquin Books, Sugar Hill Records and Makers
Mark present, The Best of The South. Michael Knight, Jill McCorkle and
Thomas McNeely, contributing writers to the awesome anthology of the
same name will read from their stories and chat about their work.
Between each author's talk, Sugar Hill recording star Scott Miller will
play and sing from his CD of the same name. AND...............Makers
Mark will provide an open bar during the entertainment and through the
Tuesday, October 11 - 6:00 PM
Michael Knight, Jill McCorkle, Thomas McNeely, Scott Miller
Best of the South
The Alabama Booksmith

Wednesday, October 12: Rick Bragg, who wrote the introduction to Picture
Taker, will accompany Ken Elkins signing copies of the most beautiful
photography book of the year. Mr. Elkins, who photographed every
president back to Eisenhower, as well as Walt Disney, Billy Graham and
many other well know personalities, will also! bring a collection of
prints for sale. We will have all previous Rick Bragg titles.

Joining these two former Alabama newspaper legends, is the most read
writer in our state's history. Even if you don't consider his seventeen
books, his newspaper columns and stories were devoured by 200,000 -
three times a week for forty years. Clyde Bolton will sign copies of his
new memoir, Stop the Presses (So I Can Get Off): Tales from 40 Years of
Sports Writing.
Wednesday, October 12 - 5:00 PM
Rick Bragg & Ken Elkins
Picture Taker
Clyde Bolton
Stop the Presses (So I Can Get Off): Tales from 40 Years of Sports
The Alabama Booksmith

Thursday, October 13: The prestigious Oxford University Press has just
published Jim Cobb's, Away Down South: A History of Southern Identity.
The former president of the Southern Historical Society and
award-winning author, will sign copies and answer questions about, "What
makes the South tick". Those of us who love and try to unde! rstand this
special and complex region, will appreciate these unique and powerful
insights into the South's inherent contradictions.
Thursday, October 13 - 5:00 PM
James C. Cobb
Away Down South: A History of Southern Identity
The Alabama Booksmith

WHEW! If that's not enough, this is the week that begins our Signed
First Editions Club. Readers and collectors from around the country have
jumped on the bandwagon. So you won't get left out, do not pass GO. Head
straight to

Y'all Come!

The Booksmith Gang
The Alabama Booksmith
2626 19th Place
Homewood, AL 35209

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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