Author Events

Meet the Authors: Frye Gaillard and Sena Jeter Naslund

Location: Main Library Auditorium
Date: Sunday, December 2, 2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

This double-header author event features Frye Gaillard, who discusses his latest book, The Books That Mattered: A Reader’s Memoir.  In this collection of essays, Frye pays tribute to the writings that enriched and altered his life.  Frye also talks about Sena Jeter Naslund, whose novels Ahab’s Wife: Or, The Star-Gazer and Adam & Eve are included in the memoir, and he introduces this Southern author favorite.  Sena then carries the discussion over to her own formidable work.

Huntsville Literary Association Salon

Location: Main Library
Date: Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 2:00pm - 4:45pm

The Huntsville Literary Association presents Dr. Monita Soni, who will present an homage to the magical poetry and art of Rabindra Nath Tagore, first Indian Nobel Laureate for literature.

Meet the Author: Pat Tumminello

Location: Second Floor Meeting Room
Date: Sunday, November 4, 2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Huntsville historian Pat Tumminello discusses her book, A Mighty Fortress of Faith, describing the 150-year history of the Catholic Church in Huntsville.  Pat describes the discovery of the founding members and including some Civil War History, as well as the formative years of the church in Huntsville and the interaction with the citizens of Huntsville.

Meet the Author: Beck McDowell

A man with a gun threatens a classroom of first-graders. It’s a horror straight out of the headlines. But it’s also the plot of local author Beck McDowell’s debut novel for young adults, “This Is Not a Drill.” Hear her talk about her work during a Meet the Author program on Sunday, October 28th, at 2 p.m. at the Main Library. Read more »

Meet the Author: Jennifer Garlen

Jennifer Garlen discusses her new book, “Beyond Casablanca: 100 Classic Movies Worth Watching,” on Friday, October 12, at 1 p.m. in the auditorium of the Main Library. Read more »

Meet the Author: Jennifer Garlen

Location: Main Library Auditorium
Date: Friday, October 12, 2012 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Jennifer Garlen discusses her new book, “Beyond Casablanca: 100 Classic Movies Worth Watching.”  In an age of streaming video and booming DVD production, viewers have access to more old movies than ever before, but the number of choices can be staggering. "Beyond Casablanca" offers thoughtful reviews of 100 classic films worth watching, including silent and foreign pictures, musicals, dramas, comedies, Westerns, and even science fiction and horror. From cult classics to Oscar winners, readers will find movies for every taste and mood.

Write Right: "I Think I Can: Writing for Children"

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Write Right Lunch & Learn: “I Think I Can: Writing for Children”

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

12:00 noon  –  1:00 p.m.

Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, 915 Monroe Street

Second Floor Events Room

Presenter: Hester Bass, author of The Secret World of Walter Anderson
Learn how to write entertaining and meaningful books for children with tips on idea development, story structure, and more from an award-winning author.

Bring a sack lunch. Drinks will be provided.

Write Right: "E-Publishing & Self-Publishing"

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Write Right Lunch & Learn: "E-Publishing & Self-Publishing"

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

12:00 noon  –  1:00 p.m.

Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, 915 Monroe Street

Second Floor Events Room

 

Presenter: Debra Webb, author of the “Faces of Evil” series

Write Right Lunch & Learn: "Creating Compelling Characters”

The best plot in the world will fall flat without characters your readers love (or love to hate). Learn to create realistic, three-dimensional characters readers will never forget on Tuesday, October 9, from noon to 1 p.m. at the main Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, 915 Monroe St. Read more »

A Virtual Visit with Author J.K. Rowling

Location: Main Library Auditorium
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 11:00am - 12:15pm

On Thursday, October 11, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling will participate in a live virtual author visit to classrooms across America to discuss the world of Harry Potter including Pottermore, an exciting, free online experience that offers Harry Potter fans the chance to explore and discover exclusive new writing by J.K. Rowling as well as immerse themselves in other interactive content and community activities.

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