The Huntsville Literary Association is pleased to announce the winners of our Young Writers Contest. Click the above link to see the complete list of winners in all categories and photos from the Awards Ceremony.

Sunday Salons

Sunday Salon Speakers for 2015-16

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.

Hertha Heller Forum


Jan 24, 2016 2:00 pm

Hertha Heller Forum featuring the 24rd Poets’ Choice by members of the HLA Poetry Writing Workshop.

Co-sponsored by HLA and Friends of the Library Board. 

Jane Grote Roberts Auditorium
Huntsville/Madison County Library.

Refreshments will be served.

2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Open to public.

Information: 256-533-4213 or 256-533-6516

T. K. Thorne

Mar 6, 2016 3:00 pm

T. K.
Thorne , novelist, Noah’s Wife and Angels at the Gate

T.K. Thorne’s childhood passion for storytelling deepened when she became a police officer in Birmingham, Alabama.  “It was a crash course in life and what motivated and mattered to people.” When she retired as a captain, she took on Birmingham’s business improvement district as the executive director.

Both careers and a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Alabama provide fodder for her writing, which has garnered several awards, including “Book of the Year for Historical Fiction” (ForeWord Reviews) for her debut novel Noah’s Wife.

Her first non-fiction book, Last Chance for Justice gives the investigators’ perspectives of the 1963 Sixteenth Street church bombing case and was featured on the New York Post’s “Books You Should Be Reading” list.

Rave reviews have followed her newest historical novel about the unnamed wife of Lot, Angels at the Gate. She loves traveling, especially to research her novels, and speaking about her books and life lessons.

She writes at her mountaintop home near Birmingham, often with two dogs and a cat
vying for her lap.

Home of Nancy & Skipper Colin

2702 Trailway Road 35801

3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Members & guests only

Information: 256-971-1929

James E Cherry

Nov 8, 2015 3:00 pm

James E Cherry is the author of five books: Bending the Blues, a poetry chapbook from H&H Press, Shadow of Light, a novel from London: Profile Books, Honoring the Ancestors, a collection of poetry from Third World Press and Still A Man and Other Stories published by Aquarius Press/Willow Books. In 2013, his collection of poetry, Loose Change was published by Stephen F Austin University Press.

He has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award, a Lillian Smith Book Award and was a finalist for the Next Generation Indie Book Award. His work has been published in literary journals both nationally and internationally and anthologized in Bum Rush the Page (Crown), Beyond the Frontier (Black Classic Press), Roll Call (Third World Press) and Our Common Suffering (China). Cherry has an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Texas at El Paso. He resides in Tennessee with his wife, Tammy.
Members and guests only.

The Salon will be at the home of Marcie & Bruce Wingo,

2726 Trevor Drive  Huntsville AL 35802


Adam Vines

Apr 10, 2016 3:00 pm

Adam Vines
, author of The Coal Life and co-author with Allen Jih of According to Discretion


Poet Adam Vines teaches modern and contemporary poetry and creative writing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he also directs the English Honors Program. He is the editor of The Birmingham Poetry Review.


His first collection of poetry The Coal Life was published by University of Arkansas Press in 2012. He has recently completed his second collection. A collaborative poetry collection, According to Discretion, written with Allen Jih was published in 2015. Adam’s poems have been published in Poetry, The Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast, Southwest Review, Barrow Street, The Cincinnati Review, 32 Poems, The Literary Review, and others.

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

The Salon will be at the home of Debbie and Larry West, 
147 Darlington Road
Huntsville AL 35801


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