Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Audio: Alabama Arts Radio Series

Alabama Arts, the radio program from the Alabama State Council on the Arts, is broadcast on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 PM Central Time on Troy University Public Radio. The subjects of these programs include art, music, theater, literature, and arts education.

These radio programs have long been available online. For the last year or so, they have also been available in podcast form. That is, you can subscribe via iTunes and have them automatically downloaded to your computer.

You can also find these podcasts by visiting the Alabama Arts Radio Series blog. Listeners can subscribe to the blog using a reader program such as Bloglines, Google Reader, or My Yahoo!.

So far in 2008, Alabama authors interviewed have included Sena Jeter Naslund, Kirk Cornutt, Rheta Grimsley Johnson, Ace Atkins, Jake Adam York, and Kathryn Tucker Windham.

Listen directly (streaming) or download these programs from the Alabama Arts Radio Series blog.

Sena Jeter Naslund interview, March 4, 2008

Kirk Curnutt interview, March 25, 2008

Rheta Grimsley Johnson and Ace Atkins interviews, April 8, 2008

Jake Adam York interview, June 3, 2008

Kathryn Tucker Windham interview, October 28, 2008

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

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Additions to Our Home Page

Sharp-eyed viewers will notice two new additions to This Goodly Land's home page: logos for Auburn University's College of Liberal Arts and Auburn University Outreach.

Since our beginning, administrative and technology support for This Goodly Land have been supplied by the College of Liberal Arts, while University Outreach has long been a sponsor of the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities (our parent organization) and its many programs.

The addition of these organizations' logos to our Web site is a grateful acknowledgment of our ongoing relationship with them.

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

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Send Us Your Alabama Literary Quotations!

This Goodly Land and the Alabama Center for the Book are planning a series of Alabama prose postcards similar to the poetry series produced two years ago. Each postcard will feature a quotation from an Alabama author.

We invite you to submit your favorite Alabama quotations. Please indicate the author and the book or short story from which it comes. Example: "It is good to be shifty in a new country," Johnson Jones Hooper, Some Adventures of Captain Simon Suggs

If your quotation is selected for the series, you will receive a prize. Most likely non-monetary--we're on a tight budget here, folks. :-) The deadline for submission is December 31, 2008.

You can submit your quotation(s) via the Suggestion Form on This Goodly Land's Web site or by email to coatemi[AT]auburn.edu or by snail mail to Midge Coates, Pebble Hill, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849-5637.

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