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University Of North Alabama And Kilby Laboratory School Welcome Author Charles Ghigna For Young Authors Conference And Workshop

Nov. 09, 2018

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

By Bryan Rachal
University Communications

FLORENCE, Ala.- The University of North Alabama College of Education and Human Sciences, and Kilby Laboratory School will welcome award-winning author Charles Ghigna for a Young Authors conference and a writing workshop, Nov. 15.

The Young Authors conference will take place at Kilby and will feature Ghigna reading aloud his new bicentennialbook,Alabama: My Home, Sweet Home, as part of the Alabama Literacy Association's statewide Read, Alabama!

Read, Alabama! is a part of the state of Alabama's Bicentennial celebration.

As part of the State's bicentennial celebrations, all schoolchildren in Alabama are being encouraged to read Ghigna's bicentennial book on the same day, Nov. 15. However, Kilby is the only school where Ghigna will appear in-person.

Following the event at Kilby, Ghigna will present a professional development session on writingfor local teachers, pre-service teachers and any interested UNA students, from 2-3 p.m., in Wesleyan Hall, as part of the COEHS Professional Development Series. The workshop is free and open to the public.

Ghigna is an award-winningauthor of more than 100 books and poems. He was recently honored by the Alabama Literacy Association and the Alabama Bicentennial Commission.

For more information or to RSVP: Dr. Lorie Johnson atljohnson15@una.edu


The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programsthrough the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business,Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions.Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Tuscumbia, Sheffield and Muscle Shoals. UNA Athletics, a renownedcollegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I's ASUN and Big South Conferences.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.