Monday, October 1st, 2007 by Suzanne La Rosa
On October 23 at 4pm, Kathryn Tucker Windham kicks off the 2007-2008 season of Alabama Voices: Writers in the Communities with a front-porch reading and book-signing at the Haigler House in Montgomery’s Old Alabama Town. Alabama Voices was begun in 1995, and is co-sponsored by the Alabama Writers’ Forum and the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities, with funding from the Alabama State Council on the Arts, Alabama Writers’ Forum, and Auburn University. Mrs. Windham will tell stories from one of her favorite books, Alabama, One Big Front Porch, re-published last month by NewSouth Books with the support of Alabama Southern Community College.
The October 23 program ushers in a busy season for Alabama’s beloved storyteller. Among the many dates of Mrs. Windham’s calendar:
10/11: a noon program at the Selma-Dallas County Public Library in Selma, Alabama;
10/12-13: programs at the Selma 29th Annual Tale-Tellin’ Festival in Selma, Alabama;
10/20: a speaking program at the Samford University Library in Birmingham;
10/23: a front-porch reading and book-signing in Old Alabama Town at the Haigler House in Montgomery, Alabama;
10/25-28: appearances at the Athens Tale-Telling Festival in Athens, Alabama;
11/11: story-telling at the Ashland Theatre, in Ashland, Alabama, a program supported by the Ashland City Library;
11/15: an evening of storytelling at the Benjamin Russell High School in Alex City, Alabama;
12/8: a book-signing at Montgomery’s Capitol Book & News for their Holiday Open House;
12/16: a slide show of Mrs. Windham’s photographs, with a reception and book-signing to follow, at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama.
Please tell us, Mrs. Windham, do you get the Thanksgiving holiday off?