Library Friends to celebrate 50th anniversary of "To Kill a Mockingbird"

Tue, 07/27/2010 (All day)

July 27, 2010

Mobile, Ala. – The Friends of the Spring Hill College Library and the Friends of the Mobile Public Library will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the acclaimed novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” with a special program at Spring Hill College on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010.

Beginning at 6 p.m. in the Leblanc Conference Room in the college’s new student center, the program will feature a documentary film and a panel discussion with several authors. The documentary highlights the recent publication by author Mary McDonough Murphy, “Scout, Atticus & Boo: A celebration of 50 years of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’”

The film will be shown at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. The authors panel will discuss the work at 7 p.m. Panelists include: Dr. John Hafner, recipient of the Eugene Current-Garcia Award as Alabama’s Distinguished Literary Scholar for 2009 and professor emeritus of English at Spring Hill College; Roy Hoffman, author of “Almost Family,” winner of the 1983 Lillian Smith Award as the “best book in the South”; and Carolyn Haines, recipient of the Harper Lee Award as Alabama’s Distinguished Writer of the Year for 2010.