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“Year of Utopia” Kicks Off at UA

The University of Alabama’s College of Arts and Sciences will celebrate the 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s book “Utopia,” which told the tale of an ideal island of the same name, with a yearlong series of events that will include themed lectures and courses.

Harvard Professor Presents ‘Literature from the Tablet to the iPad’ at UA

Martin Puchner, a professor at Harvard University and an expert on world literature, drama, modernism, and philosophy, will present “Literature from the Tablet to the iPad” Wednesday, April 8 at 4:30 p.m. in room 125 of ten Hoor Hall on The University of Alabama campus.

UA-hosted Latino Children’s Literature Conference Features Free Event

The National Latino Children’s Literature Conference, hosted by The University of Alabama’s School of Library and Information Studies, will be March 13-14 in Tuscaloosa.

UA Group Offers Short Fiction Readings in Downtown Tuscaloosa

The University of Alabama’s student-led organization and nonprofit literary journal NANO Fiction invites the public to its two-part reading series, Five at 5, at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Oct. 20, at 5 Bar in downtown Tuscaloosa. The event, organized by Nano Fiction founder and UA graduate student Kirby Johnson, is designed to introduce emerging short fiction writers to the Tuscaloosa community. Admission is free.

Center for the Book at UA Offers Statewide Writing Contest

The Alabama Center for the Book, part of The University of Alabama Libraries, invites young readers in grades four to 10 to enter the 21st Annual Letters About Literature letter-writing competition.

UA Festival Brings Together Poets, Student Writers for Readings

More than two dozen poets will read from their work during the Slash Pine Press’s fourth annual festival Friday, Oct. 12, and Saturday, Oct. 13, in venues at The University of Alabama and in downtown Tuscaloosa.

UA Creative Campus Explores Poetry’s Relationship to Visual Arts

The University of Alabama’s Creative Campus will host a poetry reading, “Poetry&,” at 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, in Gorgas Library, room 205. The event is free and open to the public.

UA English Class Judges World Literature for Druid City Brick Award

Students in English 411, Dr. Emily O. Wittman’s Advanced Studies in Comparative and Multicultural Literature class, don’t just sit and read. They judge.

‘Gone With the Wind’ Fan Displays Collection, Speaks at UA’s Gorgas Library

Pieces from David Williams’ collection of “Gone With the Wind” memorabilia are on display in the Pearce Foyer, Gorgas Library, until Aug. 5 at The University of Alabama. Williams will give a free public lecture about his collection at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 23, in Gorgas Library, room 205. Sponsors are University Libraries and the Alabama Center for the Book.

Deadline Approaching for Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

The deadline for authors and publishers to enter a novel to win the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction is April 8. The prize, created by the ABA Journal and the UA School of Law, will be given annually to a book-length work of fiction that best exemplifies the role of lawyers in society, and their power to effect change.

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