Heritage Forum: Three Gems of Alabama Literature

Guest speakers will present programs on state and local history. Heritage Forums take place on Sundays in July starting July 8. 3 p.m., Interpretive Center Auditorium. Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members). Refreshments served after each presentation. Heritage Forums are official AL200 Bicentennial events.

As examples of a novelist, short story writer, and poet, these three Alabama writers–Harper Lee, Mary Ward Brown and Sonia Sanchez–describe the lives of Alabamians during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.  Through an overview of their major works, this lecture discusses the evolving tensions of race relations in our state. Presented by  Dr. Alan Belsches, a retired Professor of English from the Dothan Campus of Troy University.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the College of William and Mary and master’s and doctoral degrees in American Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His literary specialty was Southern literature during his thirty-two years of teaching.

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15 Jul

Where: Landmark Park
Time: 3 p.m.
Cost: $4 for adults, $3 for kids, FREE for park members
Categories: Adult Programs, Family Programs