Monday Mar 10
Library plans pie-baking contest
A Southern pie-baking contest will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 18 in the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library's Lindamood Room.
Stockett: 'The Help' best trusted to a childhood friend
Author Kathryn Stockett, who at first rejected her childhood friend Tate Taylor's bid to make a movie of her book "The Help," ended up making a cameo in the film.
'The Help' in good hands with childhood friend
When director and childhood friend Tate Taylor first asked author Kathryn Stockett for the film rights to her yet-to-be-published novel, "The Help," she said she replied, "Hell, no!" At that point, the only feature-length movie Taylor had directed was the 2008 film, "Pretty Ugly People," which had garnered few reviews and even fewer receipts at ... (more)
Alabama's Oscar connection: From 'To Kill a Mockingbird' to 'The Help'
As the countdown to Sunday night's 86th Academy Awards continues, we look back at some of Alabama's greatest moments in Oscar history.
What makes it Southern?
On Wednesday, Feb. 26, the N.C. Writers' Network will sponsore an appearance by novelist Tamra Wilson, who'll talk about "What Makes a Southern Story Southern?" beginning at 7 p.m. Wilson, author of "Dining With Robert Redford and Other Stories," identifies six qualities in fiction that define Southernness: sense of place, religion, race, alcohol, ... (more)
Author of 'The Help', University of Alabama alumna to speak on campus
Author Kathryn Stockett poses by a poster for the movie made from her book prior to a benefit screening of "The Help" in Madison, Miss., Saturday, July 30, 2011.