Literary Lunch with Alabama Authors




Literary Lunch with Alabama Authors
R. Scott Duncan
Thursday, March 6, 2014

Free Series Offered by Alabama Center for the Book, University Press.

The Alabama Center for the Book, under the aegis of the University Libraries, and The University of Alabama Press have collaborated in a lunchtime speaker series spotlighting recent works by Alabama writers.

Each hour-long, free session will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn from and engage directly with authors whose new books illuminate facets of the University, our state, region and world.

The next session of the series will be on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at noon, in room 205 of the Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library. R. Scot Duncan, associate professor of biology and urban environmental studies at Birmingham-Southern College, will explore Alabama’s amazing biological diversity, the reasons for the large number of species in the state, and the importance of their preservation in his new book “Southern Wonder: Alabama’s Surprising Biodiversity.”

Attendees are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch or purchase lunch in the library’s grab-and-go café, Java City.

Limited parking is available in a reserved area on West Capstone Drive.

The series continues with the following authors:
• April 3, 2014, Philip D. Beidler, “The Island called Paradise: Cuba in History, Literature, and the Arts”
• May 15, 2014, Dr. Earl Tilford, “Turning the Tide: The University of Alabama in the 1960s”

For more information on the series, contact JD Wilson at or visit