Tag Archives: Alabama Book Festival

Troy University awarded National Endowment for the Arts ‘Big Read’ grant

June 19, 2019
By Andy Ellis

Troy University has received a National Endowment for the Arts grant in the amount of $15,000 to host the NEA Big Read, a program designed to revitalize the role of reading in American culture.

An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read seeks to broaden…

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Free Anabranch workshops for teachers, writers set for Friday at Montgomery Campus

April 10, 2019

A series of free workshops for teachers and aspiring authors will take place Friday on Troy University’s Montgomery Campus as part of Anabranch, Alabama’s three-day celebration of literature and the humanities.

Marking a collaboration between the Alabama Book Festival, Old Alabama Town, the Alabama Humanities Foundation and the Alabama State Council on the Arts, Anabranch…

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Troy University to honor Muscle Shoals legends Penn, Oldham with Hall-Waters Prize

March 26, 2019
By Andy Ellis

Renowned songwriters Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham, two linchpins of the Muscle Shoals music scene that helped define the soul, pop, and rock music of the 1960s and 1970s, will receive the Hall-Waters Prize from Troy University on April 12.

The duo will discuss the craft of songwriting, the history of Southern music and the…

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