From staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — Have a story, poem, essay, anecdote or novel chapter you’d like to bounce off some receptive listeners?
You have a chance to do that Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, with an afternoon program, “In Our Own Words,” at the Trussville Public Library. Co-sponsored by the library and Friends of the Library, the program gives writers and authors an opportunity to read excerpts from their works in a public setting. The program begins at 2 p.m. in the reading room of the library, located at 201 Parkway Drive.
“We had a wonderful response from several local writers when we introduced the program in 2013,” said Mary Lynne Robbins, coordinator for the Friends. “We have been encouraged to continue sponsoring these readings because of feedback from both writers and audience members.”
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 biographies, must be excerpted to meet time limits.
If time permits, there will be an opportunity for audience questions or comments. The library will provide light refreshments.
To register or for more information, call 205-655-7694.