Library seeking local authors

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 19, 2010

Everyone has a story to tell.

Now, the Andalusia Public Library wants to showcase local authors who have committed their works to published paper, at its Nov. 12 Absolu-tely Andal-usia: The Stories We Tell.

The event is held in conjunction with Absolutely Andalusia, the city’s Year of Small Town, Downtown celebration, which will be a four-day event centered around the county’s annual Veterans Day celebration.

“We would like for people to know that their hometown has some exceptionally talented people in it,” APL director Karin Taylor said. “This is just a call home to all the authors to come and share the stories that we tell.”

Taylor encouraged authors to bring copies of their books to sell or sign copies.

Taylor said the event is the library’s opportunity to showcase local writers and the facilities.

Taylor said the event will last from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., in the main library.

“It’s a great way to showcase the whole library,” she said. “I think that sometimes the library is the best kept secret in these towns.”

Some of the authors already committed are John Givhan, author of “Rice and Cotton: South Vietnam and South Alabama;” Donna Taylor, author of “Coming Home on Highway 84;” Roy Windham, Sally Hall, children’s author; Claude Keenum, who has published several detective novels; Jan White and Joe Wingard.

Anyone interested in showing their work, can contact Taylor at 222-6612.