Teachers are invited to spend three days in historic Monroeville to study To Kill a Mockingbird, the novel and the movie. In addition to enjoying the atmosphere and sites of the town on which Maycomb, Alabama, is based, participants will attend sessions led by scholars (literature, history, and film) and a documentary filmmaker to discuss the origins and legacy of this masterpiece. A highpoint of the teacher institute will be viewing the movie in the courtroom of the Monroe County Courthouse.
Lead scholar: Nancy Grisham Anderson, Associate Professor of English, Auburn Montgomery
Location: Monroeville, Ala.
Date:June 24-27, 2012
Times:Program begins Sunday at 2 p.m. and concludes Wednesday at 2 p.m. Daily sessions will begin at 8:30a.m., and end between 9:00 and 10:00 p.m.
Format: Residential seminar. Lodging and all meals provided.
Lodging: Provided. Holiday Inn Express – double occupancy (two participants per room)
Meals: Breakfast provided at motel. Lunch and dinner provided as part of the day’s sessions.
CEUs: 24 contact hours
This institute is sponsored by Auburn Montgomery. Co-sponsored by: Alabama Humanities Foundation, Alabama Southern Community College, Alabama Center for the Literary Arts, and Monroe County Museum. For all questions concerning this program, contact Nancy Grisham Anderson: firstname.lastname@example.org, (334) 244-3389.