This Goodly Land

On This Day in Alabama Literary History

  • In 1902, Alabama author and Poet Laureate William Young Elliott is born in Leeds, Ala.
  • In 1970, Alabama author Lonnie Coleman's play A Place for Polly opens on Broadway.

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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