By Gary Lloyd
A new program sponsored by the Friends of the Trussville Library and the Trussville Public Library begins Sunday.
“In Our Own Words,” a program in which writers and authors share excerpts aloud from their works, begins Sunday at the Trussville Public Library. The first meeting begins at 2 p.m. in the library’s meeting room.
“We encourage interested writers to participate in these readings,” said Friends of the Trussville Library co-president Mary Lynne Robbins. “There’s nothing like having a live audience to get response and feedback. We hope for a coffee house atmosphere, with informal discussion.”
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 by the Friends.
• 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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