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.
Alabama author Irene Latham will be presenting at the Auburn Public Library to kick off the Library’s Read Alabama 200 Author Series this fall. Latham is the author of many books, including two novels for children: Leaving Gee's Bend and Don't Feed the Boy. Winner of the 2016 ILA Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award, her poetry books for children include Dear Wandering Wildebeest, When the Sun Shines on Antarctica, Fresh Delicious and Can I Touch Your Hair? (with Charles Waters), which was named a Charlotte Huck Honor book and a Kirkus Best Book of 2018. Irene lives on a lake in rural Alabama where she does her best to “live her poem” every single day by laughing, playing the cello and birdwatching.