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The Stone Talker: Una Hosts Tom Hendrix For Fine Arts Festival Luncheon April 17

Mar. 20, 2009

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

The Stone Talker: UNA Hosts Tom Hendrix For Fine Arts Festival Luncheon April 17

FLORENCE, Ala. - The University of North Alabama National Alumni Association will host author and storyteller Tom Hendrix at 11:30 a.m. April 17 in the Guillot University Center Loft. The event is part of the 2009 UNA Fine Arts Festival and Writers Series.

The Writers Series is hosting Native American poet and musician Joy Hargo April 16 and 17. Hendrix, known as the Stone Talker, built the famed Te-lah-nay's Wall just off the Natchez Trace near Florence. It is an unmortared stone wall that took more than 27 years to build. Hendrix built the wall in honor of his great-great-grandmother, Te-lah-nay, of the Yuchi tribe. Tickets to the luncheon are $25. All proceeds will benefit the Books-A-Million/T.S. Stribling Endowed Scholarship for the literary arts at UNA. Make reservations by calling the Office of Alumni Relations at 256-765-4201, or go to www.una.edu/alumni and click 2009 Fine Arts Festival.

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The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering credential, certificate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs in the colleges of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering; Business and Technology; Education and Human Sciences; and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. The first-choice University for more than 10,000 on-campus and online students, UNA is on a bucolic campus in Florence, Alabama, part of the historic and vibrant Shoals region. Lions Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I’s ASUN Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/