The Auburn Public Library is pleased to host a Read AL 200 Fall Author Series to celebrate Alabama’s Bicentennial in 2019. Through the generous support of the Alabama Bicentennial Commission, the Auburn Public Library will host five Alabama authors this fall beginning in August and wrapping up in October on select afternoons at 4 p.m. in the Library’s conference room.
Emily Blejwas is the Director of the Gulf States Health Policy Center in Bayou La Batre. She previously worked for the Economic & Community Development Institute at Auburn University and the Community Foundation of South Alabama. She serves on the board of the Alabama Folklife Association and the Bayou La Batre Area Chamber of Commerce, and holds degrees from Auburn University and Kenyon College. She is the author of The Story of Alabama in Fourteen Foods (2019) and Once You Know This (2017). Emily lives in Mobile with her husband and four children.