With author readings, workshops, vendors and exhibitors, author signings, and a lively activity area for children, this free public event is Alabama's premier literary event. Thousands of people from around the state and the Southeast gather at the festival each year to meet their favorite authors and scholars. It's a day of fun for book lovers of all ages! This year the Alabama Book Festival will continue our tradition of promoting reading and literacy to Alabamians of all ages and backgrounds at Old Alabama Town in Montgomery on Saturday, April 21, 2018.
Alabama Book Festival at Old Alabama Town - Montgomery, AL
Join us for our first Spring Community Night! Artist Laura Murray will visit to share her work as an illustrator and talk about her coloring book Amazing Alabama. Expect to run into some critters you will find pictures of in the Audubon exhibition, enjoy tasty treats, and more!
All ages are welcome at Community Night. Parents and guardians are asked to participate with their child during the program. Visit the online calendar for the latest information as topics may change slightly. Family Programs are supported in part by a City of Auburn K-12 Arts Education Outreach Grant. A five-dollar suggested donation is appreciated in continued support of programs.
From the MMFA website:
"Remember how much fun it was to color when you were a child? Do you enjoy coloring with your children? Join us for this book talk with Laura Murray, author and illustrator of Amazing Alabama: A Coloring Book Journey Through Our 67 Counties, whose publication coincides with Alabama’s bicentennial celebrations. It is designed to engage coloring book enthusiasts in learning about the unique character of our nation’s 22nd state. Participants will learn more about the artist, her research and design process, and coloring tips while coloring Amazing Alabama’s Montgomery County page."
This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Come join us at the Aliceville Museum for an Alabama-themed coloring party and book talk - all about Amazing Alabama! We will discuss some fun tips & Tricks to really make your coloring POP! Amazing Alabama makes a GREAT Christmas gift too, so come shop for the whole family and get your copies signed by the author/illustrator!
Aliceville Museum - Aliceville, AL
Come join us for the Goat Hill Gift Shop's Christmas Open House! Enjoy cookies and mulled cider while getting your very own copies of Amazing Alabama signed and browsing all the other great Alabama gifts.
Goat Hill Gift Shop - Montgomery, AL (It's around the back - don't go up the steps through the front door)
The public is invited to a book talk by Laura Murray, author and illustrator of Amazing Alabama: A Coloring Book Journey Through Its 67 Counties.
Amazing Alabama: A Coloring Book Journey Through Alabama’s 67 Counties is a one-of-a-kind coloring book whose publication coincides with two significant bicentennial celebrations: the 2017 anniversary of Alabama becoming a territory and the 2019 anniversary of Alabama becoming a state. It is designed to engage coloring book enthusiasts in learning about the unique character of our nation’s 22nd state. Every county in Alabama is featured in Amazing Alabama with line drawings of its iconic and lesser-known sites--historical, geographical, topographical, industrial and commercial, and more. Companion text identifies and provides context for the pictured elements. The book provides a comprehensive educational snapshot of all that is special about the state.
Laura Murray is a talented pen-and-ink illustrator with a background in graphic design and a passion for coloring books. Amazing Alabama: A Coloring Book Journey Through Alabama’s 67 Counties is the first coloring book of her own design. Her work reveals an affection for and familiarity with the state of Alabama born of extensive travel and research. You can see more of her work at www.lauramurraycreative.com.
The event is free, open to the public, and will be followed by refreshments. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Pebble Hill - Auburn, Alabama