Fall 2022 Writer’s Series
September 20, 2022 – A former English instructor, Laura Hunter has published 16 fiction, poetry, and nonfiction in short-form and books. Her first book, Beloved Mother, is a magical realism novel set in the early to mid-20th century Appalachians, is currently available for purchase. The book won the bronze medal for historical fiction at the Indie Awards. She also has completed a collection of short stories built around the fictional community of Copeland’s Crossing, Alabama. Her second novel, A Summer Without Rain, is a novel based on actual experiments used to sterilize young Black females in mid-20th century Alabama.
October 20, 2022 – Dr. Angela Seay, a former elementary teacher and a current college instructor, is a dynamo, energy pushing her through the demands not only of writing but also through running a wellness company, teaching classes in wellness and fitness, and doing reflexology and other spa services. Her first books were about the importance of parental involvement in their children’s education and how to get them involved. Her latest work is published in Joy Comes in the Morning: 90 Day Devotional.
November 10, 2022 – Dr. Allen Berry is a poet, teacher, environmentalist, and avid fan of Jazz and Film Noir. He is the author of two collections of poetry: Travel for Agoraphobics and Distractions and Illusions. He is a 2013 Ph.D. graduate of the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi with an M.A. in English Literature from UAH. In 2001 he founded the Limestone Dust Poetry Festival and served as the president of the Board of Directors until 2006. His work has appeared in “Steel Toe Review,” “The Birmingham Arts Journal,” Whatever Remembers Us: an Anthology of Alabama Poetry, “Amarillo Bay,” and other publications. In 2013 he was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for the poem “Pauli’s at the End.”
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