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The Alabama Writers’ Forum supports literary arts programs in Alabama. Writers who hail from our state are well known. Harper Lee, Winston Groom, Sonia Sanchez, and many others have placed Alabama firmly on the world’s literary map. The AWF keeps the literary community connected through its programs and services.

We encourage young writers to explore creative writing as an arts discipline as well as a career path. The annual High School Literary Arts Awards recognizes students and their teachers for writing excellence and promise.

We promote cultural tourism through our support of literary festivals and gatherings large and small. The annual Alabama Book Festival, held each spring in Montgomery's Old Alabama Town, is the state's premier literary gathering, attracting 4,000 people for a day of readings, book browsing, and family fun.

Writing Our Stories, a creative writing program developed for adjudicated youth, takes place year-round at the Alabama Department of Youth Services (DYS) in three programs on two DYS campuses. Young writers works are debuted in anthologies published each year as the culmination of this thriving juvenile justice and the literary arts partnership. Writing Our Stories was launched in 2011 in regular public schools through a partnership with the Shelby County Arts Council.

Writers, publishers, teachers, and others can gain information and news and share ideas through the Forum’s interactive web site: www.writersforum.org. Members of the Forum and donors receive our digital newsletter and frequent updates about literary events and services in our state and beyond.

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Areas Served: Statewide, Alabama, Jefferson County /Birmingham, Mt. Meigs, Montgomery, Fairhope, Mobile, Huntsville, Jefferson County, Shelby County, Montgomery County, Baldwin County, Madison County, Mobile County.

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