This Goodly Land

On This Day in Alabama Literary History

  • In 1914, the movie Sir Galahad of Twilight, screenplay written by Alabama author Marie Stanley under her maiden name Marie Layet, is released.
  • In 1926, Alabama author Margaret Searcy is born in Raleigh, N.C.
  • In 1950, Alabama author Clement Wood dies in Schenectady, N.Y.

From Sand Mountain to Bayou La Batre, Alabama’s literary heritage is as rich as its geography. This Goodly Land is a dynamic portal through which the world can explore Alabama’s diverse literary landscape. Join us on this tour of Alabama’s literary abundance, past and present.

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