Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Video: Alabama Authors at the National Book Festival

On September 27, representatives from the Alabama Center for the Book will be in Washington, D.C., for the National Book Festival which is organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress. The Festival is a day-long event where representatives from Centers for the Book around the country provide information about their states' literary activities. There will also be presentations by authors, illustrators, and poets throughout the day.

Videos of presentations from previous Festivals are available online at the Library of Congress Webcasts page. Alabama authors who have made presentations include Gail Godwin, Natasha Trethewey, John Lewis, Andrew Hudgins, and Sena Jeter Naslund.

These videos are presented in the RealPlayer® format. If you don't have the necessary plug-in, you can get a free version of RealPlayer® at the Web site.

If you have difficulties with streaming video files or if you want to watch at a later time, you can also download one or more of these videos to your computer. Click on "Launch in a new window" and choose "Save File". (You will still need the RealPlayer® plug-in to watch the downloaded files.)

Watch Gail Godwin at the 2001 National Book Festival.

Watch Natasha Trethewey at the 2004 National Book Festival.

Watch John Lewis at the 2004 National Book Festival.

Watch Andrew Hudgins at the 2005 National Book Festival.

Watch Sena Jeter Naslund at the 2007 National Book Festival.

Midge Coates, Project Manager
This Goodly Land: Alabama's Literary Landscape

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