Friday, February 20, 2009

Audio: This Goodly Land Announces Its First Podcasts

This Goodly Land: Alabama's Literary Landscape proudly unveils its new audio podcast series. Our "Multimedia" page has links to mp3s of interviews with scholars on topics relevant to Alabama authors.

The first two programs in the series are titled "The Harlem Renaissance" and "Travel Writing." Maiben Beard from the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities interviews Dr. Susana Morris and Dr. Christopher Keirstead from the Auburn University Department of English.

Supplemental materials for these programs are available at This Goodly Land's Web site and include audio transcripts, reading lists, discussion questions, and lesson plans.

Stream "Harlem Renaissance Audio, Part 1."

Stream "Harlem Renaissance Audio, Part 2."

Stream "Travel Writing Audio."

(To download, right-click on the link(s) above and choose "Save Link As ..." or "Save Target As ...")

Learn more about the subjects of This Goodly Land's audio podcasts from our supplemental materials.

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

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Writing Today at Birmingham-Southern College, March 13-14

Registration has begun for the 28th annual Writing Today writers' conference, which will be held on March 13-14, 2009, on the campus of Birmingham-Southern College.

Conference activities include presentations by two Major Speakers (novelist Mark Winegardner and poet David Kirby), author readings, and workshops. This year, the program will also include a live taping of the public television program Bookmark, with host Don Noble interviewing Mark Winegardner.

Speakers with Alabama connections include Myra Crawford, Charles Ghigna, Thom Gossom, Hank Lazer, Don Noble, Wendy Rawlings, and R. A. Riekki.

Learn more about the Writing Today conference and register online.

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