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Alabama Writers Symposium honors Gay Talese & Dr. Sue Walker

By Mike Qualls, Monroe Journal Thursday, May 2, 2013 MONROEVILLE – About 150 writers, scholars and community leaders attended the Alabama Writers Symposium’s awards banquet at the Monroeville Community House last Friday to honor Gay Talese and Dr. Sue Walker. Talese, 81, received the Harper Lee Award for Alabama’s Distinguished Writer, and Walker received the Eugene […]

Early Female Chroniclers of African-American Life in Alabama

AHF Recognizes Women’s History Month During March, we will feature a series of blog posts focusing on Women’s History Month. Please join us in the discussion and comment with your own opinions and tales. As February—Black History Month—turns to March—Women’s History Month—it’s worth noting that three women played key roles in recording the African-American experience […]

The Sand Painter

In our rented Outback, we glide in awe through the New Mexico deserts and mountains, a treasure trove of southwestern American history, reveling in the jewel-toned landscape that fades from reds to purples, to browns to yellows and beyond. Eyes feasting on the constantly changing scenery from Albuquerque to Farmington, we are certain our journey […]

My true love: The Impressionists and Post-Impressionists

This post is written in honor of National Arts and Humanities Month. We are highlighting different humanities topics that we are passionate about and hope you’ll share your passions with us too! Remember the scene in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” when Ferris’s best friend Cameron stands before Georges Seurat’s giant painting, A Sunday on La […]

Happy National Arts and Humanities Month!!

October is here…fall weather, football, and pumpkins abound. But one more reason to celebrate the 10th month is National Arts and Humanities Month. During October, we at the Alabama Humanities Foundation will bring you a series of blog posts highlighting some of our favorite humanities topics. These could be art history, literature, film studies…whatever we […]

Eudora Welty exhibit to open in Mobile

“If exposure is essential, still more so is the reflection.” Eudora Welty, from Foreword, One Time, One Place With the exhibition “Eudora Welty: Exposures and Reflections” opening September 2 at the Museum of Mobile, I am reflecting on my memory of Eudora Welty’s visit to Agnes Scott College in 1977. She seemed elderly as she […]