Events will be held on the campus of Alabama Southern Community College, at the Monroeville Community House and the Old Courthouse Museum in downtown Monroeville. Registration will take place Thursday afternoon and Friday morning at Alabama Southern. In addition to the events listed below, the schedule will include art exhibits, music and booksellers.
Thursday, April 25 1-5 p.m. Registration & Exhibit of Alabama Artists, Location: Nettles Auditorium on the campus of Alabama Southern Community College 1 p.m. Golf with President Sykes at Vanity Fair Golf and Tennis Club 1 p.m. Historical Downtown Walking Tours 2-4 p.m. Emerging Writers Meet and Greet at the library of Alabama Southern Community College 6:30-9:30 p.m. Hospitality Hour and Opening Reception with Rick Bragg, Location: Monroeville Community House
Friday, April 26 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration and Literary Coffee House, Location: Nettles Auditorium and Alabama Southern Community College Library 8:30-11:55 a.m. Morning Sessions, Location: Nettles Auditorium 8:30-9:15 a.m. Memoir Panel: Wendy Reed and Lila Quintero Weaver 9:20-10 a.m. Literary Arts Fellowship Winners, Adam Vines and Chantel Acevedo with moderator Lisa Graves Minor 10:05- 10:20 a.m. Refreshment Break 10:30-11 a.m. Nancy Dorman-Hickson with moderator Jay Lamar 11:05-11:35 a.m. Cassandra King with moderator Anita Miller Garner 12:15-2 p.m. Awards Luncheon: Presentation of the Harper Lee Award for Alabama’s Distinguished Writer 2013 and of the Eugene Current-Garcia Award for Alabama’s Distinguished Literary Scholar 2013. Location: Monroeville Community House 2:30-4:30 p.m. Afternoon Sessions, Location: Nettles Auditorium 2:30-3:00 p.m. Marlin Barton with moderator Kirk Curnutt 3:05-3:50 p.m. Margaret Wrinkle with moderator Jeanie Thompson 3:55-4:35 p.m. Singer/Songwriter Tom Kimmel 4:40-5:15 p.m. Book Signings, Location: Library at Alabama Southern Community College 5:35-6:50 p.m. Picnic on the Monroeville Courthouse lawn Concurrent Sessions: 7:00-9:00 p.m. Live performance of To Kill a Mockingbird, Location: Old Courthouse Museum 7:00-8:30 p.m. Readers’ Theatre featuring Bill Cobb, Loretta Cobb, Ed Williams, Julia Williams, Jennifer Horne & Don Noble, Location: Beehive Coffee 8-11 p.m. “Light Jazz and Heavy Conversation” featuring the band “Second Coming”, Location: Vanity Fair Golf and Tennis Club
Saturday, April 27 8:30 -10:30 a.m. Light Refreshments and Morning Sessions at the Old Courthouse 9:00 – 9:50 a.m. Poetry Panel: Sue Walker, and Peter Huggins with moderator Jennifer Horne 10:00-11:00 a.m. Gay Talese with moderator Don Noble