HLA's award-winning poet Harry Moore gave the keynote address at the 2015 Young Writers Contest Awards Ceremony. Several people have asked that we publish Harry's remarks, and these can be found by clicking on the above link.

HLA is pleased to announce the winners of our Young Writers Contest. Click the above link to see the contest winners and to view the collection of winning entries.

Also, be sure and checkout the awards ceremony photos and Kay Campbell's nice article here.

Some photos from the awards ceremony can be seenĀ here.


Our Mission

The stated mission of the Huntsville Literary Association is "to promote and encourage the understanding, appreciation, and study of all forms of literature; to publish a literary magazine; and to sponsor activities that further these purposes. HLA publishes the literary magazine POEM twice a year. The Young Writers Contest is a major activity that encourages students to write poems and short stories and offers students public recognition, publication, and cash rewards."

This mission is carried out under the guidance of volunteer officers and board members, who are elected at the Annual Meeting. Funding for programs comes largely from annual membership dues and grants. Officers and Board members are listed below.

Officers and Board Members 2014-15

President Mari Zimmerman
1st Vice President Rebecca Harbor Jones
2nd Vice President Peggy Brosious East
Treasurer Barbara Tran
Recording Secretary Pamela Briggs
Corresponding Secretary Evelyn Spearman
Advisory Board
Leslie Thomas Collins
Millie Dempsey
Bob Fletcher
Linda Fletcher
Judith Hayes
Abbiegail Hugine
Marc Lacy
Carey Link
Richard Modlin
Nancy Munson
Rose Norman
Annie Phillips
Mary Lee Prout
Liz Stagg
Alice Tanner
Margaret J. Vann
Nancy Compton Williams
Marcie Wingo
Executive Board
Angela Balla
Pamela Briggs
Peggy Brosious East
Rebecca Harbor Jones
Joseph Mastromonico
Judi Moon
Harry Moore
Jeff Nelson
Jimmy Robinson
Carol Ashburn Roach
Monita Soni
Evelyn Spearman
Bonnie Spencer
Cheryl Stewart
Beth Thames
Barbara Tran
Debbie West
Eloise Alexander Winkler
Mari Zimmerman

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