Events for Sunday, Mar 05, 2017

Open Studio

Artists at work; complimentary beverages; works by more than 60 area artists on display. Sunday, 11 AM - 3 PM.  Will not meet if studio date falls on a major holiday. 

Location: Cathedral Square Gallery

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MPL: Carson McCullers- A Centennial Celebration

2017 marks the centennial of the birth of author/playwright Carson McCullers. It’s Good Weather for Fudge by former Alabama poet laureate Sue Brannan Walker offers a biographical portrait of McCullers in a long-form poem rich in allusions to the writer's published works. Dr. Walker imagines a conversation with McCullers, in which they share memories about growing up in the Deep South — McCullers in Georgia and Walker in South Alabama. Dr. Sue Walker is a Professor Emerita at the University of South Alabama and was Poet Laureate of Alabama from 2003-2012.

For more information, please call 208-7097. Light refreshments and book signing will be held in the Armbrecht/Biskman Meeting Room following the presentation.

This program is sponsored by the Mobile Public Library in partnership with the Southern Literary Trail. THE SOUTHERN LITERARY TRAIL® is America's only tri-state literary trail connecting mythic places that influenced great novelists and playwrights of the 20th Century.  The 2017 trail celebrates Trailfest! During Trailfest, special commemorations will be held at Southern Literary Trail sites throughout Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi.

Location: Bernheim Hall at the Ben May Main Library

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A Centennial Celebration

2017 marks the centennial of the birth of author/playwright Carson McCullers. "It’s Good Weather for Fudge," by former Alabama poet laureate Sue Brannan Walker, offers a biographical portrait of McCullers in a long-form poem rich in allusions to the writer's published works. Dr. Walker imagines a conversation with McCullers, in which they share memories about growing up in the Deep South — McCullers in Georgia and Walker in South Alabama. Dr. Sue Walker is a Professor Emerita at the University of South Alabama and was Poet Laureate of Alabama from 2003-2012. 

Location: Bernheim Hall at the Ben May Main Library

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CCT: “Mobile Home, Sweet Home”

One of Mobile's favorite playwrights, Pat Cook, is back with Leonora Harrison directing.  This show runs from March 3- 12.

Location: Chickasaw Civic Theatre

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Escher String Quartet

"They had the listener spellbound from first bar to last." - BBC Music Magazine. Ticket information available here.

Location: University of South Alabama, Laidlaw Performing Arts Center

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MPL: Learn to Knit Class- Ages 8 to Adults

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis. Participants need to bring their own supplies. We recommend size 10, 10” long needles and a 7 oz. skein of regular, worsted weight yarn.

Location: Mobile Public Library: West Regional Branch

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Opening Reception: Paintings and Photographs by Susan Rouillier

Come out to the opening reception of Susan Rouillier's show that includes paintings and photographs. The show will run from March 3rd- April 30th.

Location: USA Marx Library

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