From staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville Public Library will have its “In Our Own Words” program April 12 at 2 p.m. in the library’s meeting room.
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.
“We heard the works of about a dozen local writers at January’s meeting,” 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.