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‘In Our Own Words’ begins second season at Trussville library

From staff reports

TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville Public Library and Friends of the Trussville Library will launch their second season of literary readings Sunday, Sept. 14.

Introduced last year, the program gives writers and authors an opportunity to read excerpts from their works in a public setting. “In Our Own Words” will begin at 2 p.m. in the reading room of the library, located at 201 Parkway Drive in Trussville.

The Trussville Public Library
photo courtesy of Trussville Public Library

“Last year we heard from a variety of talented writers reading excerpts from their novels, nonfiction work, memoirs, essays or poems,” said Friends of the Trussville Library President Mary Lynne Robbins. “Both the participating writers and members of the audience gave us positive feedback on the programs. If you’re not a writer yourself, we encourage you to come and join the audience.”

At this time, participation in “In Our Own Words” is limited to writers who are high school students or older. Other guidelines established for participants include:

  • Readers must pre-register for the program.
  • In most cases, writers must read their own works, although surrogates may be used if approved.
  • At least six writers must register in order for the program to be held.
  • Estimated reading time, including introductions, should be less than eight minutes per participant.
  • Material read should be in good taste.
  • Long works, such as novels or biography, must be excerpted to meet time limits.
  • If time permits, there will be an opportunity for audience questions or feedback. The library will provide light refreshments.

To register or for more information, call 205-655-7694.

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