TJ Beitelman Shares What the Alabama Writers’ Forum Has Meant to a Generation of Young Writers at ASFA-CW

You’re invited to join us on September 22 at 2 p.m., as we gather at the DJD Theater in downtown Birmingham to recognize the Alabama Writers’ Forum‘s extraordinary contribution to the advancement of the literary arts in Alabama. 2019 Harper Lee Award winning author Daniel Wallace is our featured guest. Click here to purchase tickets via Eventbrite!

ASFA-CW’s Ashley Jones Waxes Celebratory re the Alabama Writers’ Forum’s 25 Years of Literary Arts Advocacy

You’re invited to join us on September 22 at 2 p.m., as we gather at the DJD Theater in downtown Birmingham to recognize the Alabama Writers’ Forum‘s extraordinary contribution to the advancement of the literary arts in Alabama. 2019 Harper Lee Award winning author Daniel Wallace is our featured guest. Click here to purchase tickets via Eventbrite!

The Story of Hunger

As further context for Breakfast on Pluto and TransAtlantic — and as comparison/counterpoint to Dubliners — there’s the story of incarcerated IRA member Bobby Sands who, in 1981, went on a hunger strike in Her Majesty’s “Maze” prison in N. Ireland to protest prison conditions there. He died after 66 days of the strike, but he also ignited the passions of those in N. Ireland who were opposed to the British government’s policies in N. Ireland, even those who were not supporters of the IRA. Here’s more about Sands and about Steve McQueen, the filmmaker who made the 2008 film, Hunger, which is based on Sands’s hunger strike and his experience in prison.