The Birmingham Public Library Celebrates
Fourth Installment Of Alabama Bound 2002

BIRMINGHAM, AL -- The Birmingham Public Library proudly celebrates the much-anticipated 2002 Alabama Bound Book Fair to be held Saturday, April 27th. This year, the list of famed authors includes favorites such as Rick Bragg, Tim Dorsey, Paul Hemphill, Homer Hickham, Robert Inman, Jean Sasson, Mike Stewart, Gayle Wilson and many others.

Alabama Bound is an annual Birmingham Public Library event intended to allow the public to meet and greet with various Alabama authors and publishers. This year’s event will have over 50 authors and publishers at the downtown Library to speak about their latest publications, sign copies of their books and speak individually with the public. Aspiring authors will also have an opportunity to speak with representatives from Alabama book and magazine publishers regarding the types of materials they publish.

Authors will be divided among four, one-hour sessions. During each session, all the authors scheduled for that time will have an opportunity to discuss their books as well as answer audience questions. Each author will be made available after their session to autograph books and to speak individually with patrons.

The sessions are broken down as follows:
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Elizabeth Dewberry - Sacrament of Lies
Tim Dorsey - Orange Crush
Aileen Kilgore Henderson - Stateside Soldier: Life in the Women’s Army Corps, 1944-1945
Tim Hollis - Hi There Boys and Girls
Robert Inman - Captain Saturday
M. Lewis Kennedy, Jr. - Alabama Architecture: Looking at Building and Place
Bob Moody - Gifts of Grace: Alabama Churches in Watercolor
Michelle Richmond - Girl in the Fall Away Dress
Marvin Rogers - Bermuda Indenture
Warren A. Trest - Wings of Denial: The Alabama Air National Guards Covert Role at the Bay of Pigs

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Rick Bragg - Ava’s Man
Bill Carey - Fortunes, Fiddles and Fried Chicken
Homer Hickam - We Are Not Afraid
Peter Huggins - Blue Angels
Dot Moore - Oracle of the Ages: Reflections on the Curious Life of Georgia’s Mayhaley Lancaster
Judith Hillman Paterson - Sweet Mystery: A Book of Mystery
Larry Powell - Bottom of the Ninth
Milam McGraw Propst - It May Not Leave a Scar
Tom Stoddard - Turnaround: Bear Bryant’s 1st Year at Alabama
Jeanie Thompson - White for Harvest

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
William Cobb - Wings of Morning
Donald B. Dodd - Wings of Denial: The Alabama Air National Guards Covert Role at the Bay of Pigs
Charles Ghigna - Animal Trunks
Vanessa Davis Griggs - Promises Beyond Jordan
Julia Oliver - Music of Falling Water
Carol Padgett - Keeping Hearth and Home in Old Alabama
Ann Vaughn Richards - Miss Woman
Mike Stewart - Clean Kill
Larry Williamson - Tallapoosa
Gayle Wilson - Bronze Mystique/Secrets in Silence

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Jonathan Bass - Blessed Are the Peacemakers
Alice Meriwether Bowsher - Alabama Architecture: Looking at Building and Place
Tony Crunk - Grandpa’s Overalls
Carolyn Haines - Splintered Bones
Paul Hemphill - Ballad of Little River
Charlotte P. Miller - Through a Glass, Darkly
Jean Sasson - Ester’s Child
Christopher Scribner - Renewing Birmingham: Federal Funding and the Promise of Change, 1929-1979
Elizabeth Velez - To Hell With Love
Jan Willis - Dreaming Me: An African American Woman’s Spiritual Journey

Thirteen publishers will also be on hand to speak with aspiring authors regarding the types of materials they publish and how to have literary works presented and published.

Publishers scheduled to attend:
Alabama Heritage
Alabama Roots
Alabama Writers Forum
Birmingham Business Journal
Birmingham Poetry
Black Warrior Review
First Draft
Livingston Press
New South
River City Publishing
Southern Magic Writers Group
University of Alabama Press
Wild Alabama

Also scheduled for the weekend of April 27-28, is Operation New Birmingham’s annual Magic City Art Connection in Linn Park. This popular event hosts artists from around the southeastern United States. Combined with the Library’s Alabama Bound event, this promises to be a great weekend of literary and artistic enjoyment for the public.

The Birmingham Public Library and its 20 branch locations provide the public with the most current collections, as well as providing the most comprehensive research tools in the state. The Birmingham Public Library strives to inform visitors by hosting special programs year round, such as Brown Bag Lunch series and Alabama Bound, as well as children’s programs from toddlers to teenagers. These programs allow the public to meet and greet guest lecturers, musicians, authors and publishers. For more information regarding the Birmingham Public Library and a list
of exciting, upcoming events, please visit www.bplonline.org or call 205.226.3600.