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Event: MOBILE, AL | Thursday, Feb 13, 3:30 pm Join Patti for a free writing class historical fiction

Patti Callahan - Thursday, February 13, 2020, 3:30 pm and 5 pm @University of South Alabama

On Thursday, February 13, join Patti Callahan, New York Times bestselling author of Becoming Mrs. Lewis, as she leads participants in a free, one-hour class on writing historical fiction at 3:30pm. Coffee with refreshments will follow. Callahan will then read from her work at 5pm as part of the Southern Writers’ Workshop, a new feature to our series in 2020.

Please note: these back-to-back events will be held in the USA Faculty Club.

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Stokes Center for Creative Writing

The Stokes Center enhances the English department’s offerings in creative writing by sponsoring readings, lectures, forums, community projects, and other events that are free and open to the public. It also supports students through its undergraduate and graduate awards in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The Stokes Center is committed to fostering a vibrant writers’ community in Southern Alabama, one that not only showcases both local and national talent, but also provides a meeting place for writers from around the world. Read More


Author and Podcast Host

Patti Callahan Henry is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of fifteen novels, including the (Historical Fiction),  BECOMING MRS. LEWIS—The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis (writing as Patti Callahan).  In addition, she is the recipient of The Christy Award—A 2019 Winner "Book of the Year.” ; The Harper Lee Distinguished Writer of the Year for 2020 and the Alabama Library Association Book of the Year for 2019.   The author is also the host of the popular seven-part original "Behind the Scenes of Becoming Mrs. Lewis Podcast Series" launched,  October 2019.  The podcast audiobook collection including bonus material was released on January 7, 2020, and available now.  The new expanded Becoming Mrs. Lewis paperback edition will launch on March 24, 2020, and available for pre-order now.  In March of 2021, a new historical fiction novel based on the true story of the Steamship Pulaski wreck will be released.   THE FAVORITE DAUGHTER (writing as Patti Callahan Henry—Southern Contemporary Fiction) was launched on June 4, 2019, and THE PERFECT LOVE SONG—A Christmas Holiday novella released October 8, 2019, and available now. A full-time author and mother of three children, she now resides in both Mountain Brook, Alabama and Bluffton, South Carolina with her husband. Read More


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