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Mary Ward Brown & Kathryn Tucker Windham Birthday Celebration
June 21, 2010 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
University of West Alabama’s Center for the Study of the Black Belt honors Alabama’s Mary Ward Brown and Kathryn Tucker Windham with a birthday celebration on June 21: 1 – 3 p.m. at Bell Conference Center.
Born June 18, 1917, in Hamburg, Ala., Brown is the author of three story collections, “Tongues of Flame,” “Fanning the Spark,” and “It Wasn’t All Dancing.”
A Judson College graduate, Brown is best known for stories of the South, including religion and race and class conflicts.
Brown’s writing has garnered a host of awards including the Harper Lee Award from the Alabama Writers Forum, two Alabama Author Awards from the Alabama Library Association, and the Hillsdale Fiction Prize from the Fellowship of Southern Writers.
Windham, born June 2, 1918 in Selma, grew up in Thomasville, Ala., and is the author of many short story collections and cookbooks. Her first collection, “13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey,” began her career as a storyteller, spurring additional collections such as “13 Tennessee Ghosts and Jeffrey” and “13 Mississippi Ghosts and Jeffrey.”
Among Windham’s honors and awards are her induction into the Alabama Academy of Honor, having been nominated by fellow Alabamian and novelist Harper Lee, and the Alabama Broadcasters Association’s Citizen of the Year.
The birthday celebration is open to the public. A book signing by both authors will follow. For more information, please call the Center for the Study of the Black Belt at (205) 652-3828.