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Writing Today conference cancelled

The 2009 Writing Today Conference that was scheduled to take place this weekend (March 13 & 14) on the campus of Birmingham Southern College was cancelled due to “these uncertain economic times.”┬áThe announcement was made yesterday, both via traditional press release and via Birmingham Weekly’s new Twitter profile. As mentioned over on Laura Axelrod’s blog, Gasp!, this is a big deal

The press release states that all registration fees are being refunded in full. For more information on registration refunds, you’re asked to contact Sandy Barr at Birmingham-Southern College by phone at 205.226.4921

Still wondering what to do tomorrow? Lectures and writing workshops among options

Now that you’ve had a chance to recover from yesterday’s “2nd most watched television event of all time,” why not start thinking about what you may want to do tomorrow… after voting (or getting your friends to) that is.

For those of our regular visitors of high school age, you’ve got a chance to take part in the Writing Today High School Workshop. It goes from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. tomorrow (February 5) on the campus of Birmingham Southern College. The workshop will include sessions led by University of North Alabama professor and author Daryl Brown; Birmingham News reporter Victoria Coman; and UAB English professor Tina Harris, with a performance by spoken word artist Sharrif Simmons. It’s part of the upcoming 28th annual Writing Today conference on March 8 & 9.

Afterwards you can head on over to Vulcan Park tomorrow evening as their Collective Perspectives series in honor of Black History Month begins with The Women of Sloss Furnaces. A reception begins at 5 p.m. with the lecture starting at 6 p.m.