Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

Register Now for "Alabama Stories"

Register Now for "Alabama Stories"

The public is invited to Alabama Stories: A Symposium in Honor of the 30th Anniversary of the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities on Tuesday, November 10 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Auburn University Dixon Conference Center.

Leah Rawls Atkins, founding director, will tell the story of the Center. Wayne Flynt, Kathryn Braund, and Bert Hitchcock will tell little-known stories of Alabama individuals. Longtime collaborators Shirley Spears and Georgia Calhoun will tell the story of the impact of public humanities on their communities, Sylacauga and Choccolocco. 

The symposium will feature a keynote by William Ferris, author of The Storied South: Voices of Writers and Artists. Ferris is associate director of the Center for the Study of the American South and former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

A grand re-opening of Pebble Hill will follow the symposium. Copies of The Storied South: Voices of Writers and Artists will be available for purchase and signing. Join us for lunch, tours, book signings, and more!

The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities strengthens the bonds between the College of Liberal Arts and the public by creating and implementing arts and humanities programs that explore our individual and collective experiences, values, and identifies through the past, in the present, and for the future. Based on the extension ideal of our land-grant institution, the Center was established by Auburn University in 1985 to develop and offer programming in Alabama schools, towns, and communities.

The symposium is free and open to the public; lunch at Pebble Hill is $15. For more information, or to register, visit www.auburn.edu/cah.

Alabama Stories

 

Last Updated: December 14, 2015