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Events in Alabama are made possible by major grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the Alabama Humanities Foundation, a state agency of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

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Mobile Literary Festival

Mobile, Alabama
March 3, 2018 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Ben May Main Library
701 Government Street

Join Mobile's top literary talent including Carolyn Haines, Sue Brannan Walker, Emily Blejwas, Linda Busby Parker, Angela Quarles, and many more at the 2018 Mobile Literary Festival!

Find your next literary obsession at the Local Author Showcase and Book Sale. Work with award-winning authors as part of the Emerging Writers' Workshop. Bring your brown bag lunch to Lunch and Listen featuring Mobile's hottest poets. Take part in our Beyond Book Club panel discussions, Book Marketing: What Works panel discussion, and Writing Forbidden Topics panel discussion. Storytelling, youth workshops, and arts and crafts for children. Pick up the 2018 Both Sides of the Bay Teen Magazine.

For details and festival schedule, visit

Brought to you by the Mobile Public Library, Mobile Writers' Guild, and the Metro Mobile Reading Council.

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2018 Young Author's Conference

Mobile, Alabama
March 17, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
5555 Grelot Road

Children's author, Jerry Pallotta will be the keynote speaker for the 2018 Young Authors' Conference.

Mr. Pallotta is an award-winning author of children's alphabet books and imaginative fiction and non-fiction, including The Icky Bug Alphabet Book; The Construction Alphabet Book; Who Will Win book series, which include Komodo Dragon Vs. King Cobra, as well as many other books. Mr. Pallotta loves writing books and visiting schools all over the United States. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts. For more information on Jerry Pallotta go to .

Following Mr. Pallotta's presentation, students in grades 2-5 will break into small groups and participate in a variety of writing activities. For more information on the conference, please contact Young Authors Mobile at 251-391-5376 or

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Mobile Public Library, the Metro Mobile Reading Council and the Mobile Public Library.

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