Author Events

Write Right Lunch & Learn: Plotting and Pacing Your Novel

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

Write Right Lunch & Learn: "Plotting and Pacing Your Novel"

Tuesday, June 12

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m

Main Library, 915 Monroe Street

Second Floor Events Room

Presenter: Lynn Raye Harris, author of Strangers in the Desert

How do you decide what happens in your novel? Do you have enough plot to carry you to the end? Is there too much going on? How do you keep the action going and your readers turning pages?  Learn these essentials to fiction writing.

Jefferson Bass turns the "Key"

Dr. Bill Brockton is back with a new forensic puzzle to solve – but this time the clues are 2,000 years old and the solution may be earth-shattering. Find out more about his latest adventure, The Inquisitor’s Key, when his creators, journalist Jon Jefferson and forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Bass, the writing team Jefferson Bass, return to Huntsville on Friday, May 11, at 7 p.m. Read more »

"Titanic" author tells family story

Only a fourth of the families who boarded the "unsinkable" Titanic in 1912 survived. Hear the story of one of them when author Julie Hedgepeth Williams talks about her book, "A Rare Titanic Family," on Sunday, April 29, at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the Main Library. Read more »

Meet the Author: Hester Bass

How did a game show, a hurricane, and a fairy tale help a childhood dream come true? Find out when award-winning author Hester Bass talks about her work on Sunday, September 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Main Library auditorium. Read more »

Author Event: Hester Bass

Location: Main Library Auditorium
Date: Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

How did a game show, a hurricane, and a fairy tale help a childhood dream come true?  Hester Bass tells how a young boy from New Orleans became the “most famous American artist you’ve never heard of” and a dreamy first-grader became an award-winning author.

Hear novelist Robert McCammon talk about his work

Robert R. McCammon, author of Boy’s Life, the Matthew Corbett series of historical thrillers and The Five, will talk about his work and sign books on Sunday, April 22, at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the Main Library, 915 Monroe St. His visit is sponsored by the Huntsville Literary Association. Admission is free. Read more »

Author Event: Tayari Jones

Nationally acclaimed author Tayari Jones comes to the Main library May 13 to talk about her latest novel, Silver Sparrow. Read more »

Pieces of Myself: Meet Poet Anne Rutledge

Location: Second Floor Meeting Room
Date: Sunday, June 3, 2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Join us as Anne Rutledge and friends read selections from her new book, Pieces of Myself, honoring this local poet for her contribution to Huntsville’s literary arts.  Signed books will be available for purchase. 

Margret Mefford - Book Signing and Reception

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm


 Madison Friends of the Library will present a book signing and reception with Margret Mefford, author of 'Journey to Freedom', an account of life in WWII Germany as remembered and told by the children who endured the hardships of war.

Hertha Heller Forum: Poets' Choice Readings

The Friends of the Library will conclude the 2012 Hertha Heller Forum series with Poets' Choice Readings on Sunday, March 25, at 2 p.m. in the main library auditorium. Read more »

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