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UNA Brings Award-Winning Author Jason Mott to Campus; Actors from the London Stage to Perform This Month

Feb. 09, 2023

Michelle R. Eubanks , UNA, at meubanks@una.edu, 256.765.4392

FLORENCE, AL – Jason Mott, the winner of the National Book Award for Fiction, will be the presenter for the combined University of North Alabama Writers’ Series and Black History Month Speaker Series. Mott’s presentation will be Feb. 21 from 11 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. in the Performance Center of the Guillot University Center. This event is free and open to the public.

As part of the event, Mott will read samples of his work and participate in a Q and A session after the reading. There will be a book signing at the conclusion of the reading and Q and A. 

“This year, we’ve decided to combine the UNA Writers’ Series with the Black History Month Speaker Series, and Jason Mott is a super addition to the list of writers who have been part of each series,” said Jason McCall, Assistant Professor in the Department of English. “Jason Mott’s writing is equal parts humorous and heavy, equal parts literary and relatable. Anyone who attends the event will have a chance to listen and learn from a writer who has remained rooted in his communities while also achieving success as a bestselling and award-winning writer.” 

In addition to Mott’s reading, the Actors from the London Stage will be performing William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on Feb. 25. Both performances will be in the GUC Performance Center. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students, faculty, and staff.

About The University of North Alabama

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/