New season of ‘Read Alabama!’ begins today
by Jennifer Cohron
Jan 28, 2014 | 567 views | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Author Ann Walsh will kick off the 21st season of ‘Read Alabama!’ today at 4 p.m. at Bevill State Community College in Jasper.

The program, which features Alabama writers and their published works, is free and open to the public.

Walsh wrote “Dancing Through Darkness” based on the recorded memories, diary and love letters of two Holocaust survivors.

Selma Wijnberg Engel and Chaim Engel, one Polish and the other Dutch, fell in love in a death camp, escaped together and spent the rest of their lives speaking for the 250,000 people who did not make it out of the camp alive.

Walsh’s presentation will be held in the Mathews Lecture Hall in the Harold Wade Math and Science Building. Refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m. and a book signing will follow the program.

South Alabama author Frye Gaillard will be speaking Tuesday, Feb. 11, on his book, “The Books That Mattered: A Reader’s Memoir.”

Auburn resident Wendy Reed will come to Jasper on Tuesday, Feb. 25 to discuss “An Accidental Memoir: How I Killed Someone and Other Stories.”

The current ‘Read Alabama’ series will end on Tuesday, March 11, with Darryl Patton, author of “Mountain Medicine: The Herbal Remedies of Tommie Bass.”

‘Read Alabama’ is a partnership between Bevill State Community College, The Walker College Foundation, Alabama Power Company, The Chamber of Commerce of Walker County and the Walker County Arts Alliance.