Sunday Salons

Sunday Salon Speakers for 2016-17

HLA members and guests gather to enjoy readings and discussions by selected authors and poets.

The meetings will be held on Sunday afternoons from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at various locations as shown for each salon below.

For more information about any of these programs, call 256-971-1929.

Jeff Hardin

Oct 9, 2016 3:00 pm

Jeff Hardin was born in Savannah, TN, (Hardin county), an eighth generation descendant of the county's founder.  He is a graduate of Austin Peay State University (B.S. in English) and the University of Alabama (M.F.A. in Poetry). He is the author of two chapbooks, Deep in the Shallows (GreenTower Press, 2002) and The Slow Hill Out (Pudding House, 2003) as well as four collections of poetry: Fall Sanctuary, recipient of the Nicholas Roerich Prize from Story Line Press; Notes for a Praise Book, selected by Toi Derricotte and published by Jacar Press; Restoring the Narrative, which received the Donald Justice Poetry Prize, and Small Revolution.  A limited edition letterpress collection, Until That Yellow Bird Returns, was printed by Red Hydra Press in 2015.  Nearly 500 of his poems have appeared in such journals as The Southern ReviewNorth American ReviewPloughshares,The New RepublicThe Hudson ReviewThe Gettysburg ReviewSouthwest ReviewPoetry NorthwestHotel Amerika,MeridianTar River PoetryThe Florida ReviewSouthern Poetry ReviewPoemZone 3, and many others.  His poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize multiple times and have been featured on Poetry DailyVerse Daily, and The Writer's Almanac.  He is professor of English at Columbia State Community College in Columbia, TN.  He is an editor for the online journal One.

Home of Mary & Newell Witherspoon

 5713 Criner Road 35802

3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Members & guests only

Information: 256-971-1929

Robert Bailey

Nov 6, 2016 3:00 pm

Robert Bailey was born in Huntsville, Alabama, the son of a builder and a schoolteacher. From the time he could walk, he’s loved stories, especially those about Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant and his beloved Alabama Crimson Tide football team. Robert obtained a Bachelor of Arts in History from Davidson College in North Carolina. Law School at the University of Alabama followed, where Robert made Law Review, competed on the school’s trial team and managed to watch every home football game. For the past thirteen years, he’s been a civil defense trial lawyer in his hometown of Huntsville. He’s married to the incomparable Dixie Bailey and they have two boys and a little girl. When Robert’s not writing, practicing law or being a parent, he enjoys playing golf, watching Alabama football and coaching his sons’ little league baseball teams.

 The Professor is his first novel and is followed by Between Black and White

Home of Marcie & Bruce Wingo

2726 Trevor Drive 35802 

 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Members & guests only

 Information: 256-971-1929



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