Monroe County Museum, located in the Monroeville, literary capital of Alabama; and the Alabama Humanities Foundation will present a program titled “Getting to Know Eugene” on Thursday, October 26, 2017 in the famous courtroom of the Old Courthouse Museum. The program will explore the life and work of Eugene Walter, the highly acclaimed Mobile native who was a successful author, poet, artist, screenwriter, true all-around Renaissance man.
Scholars Dr. Sue Brannan Walker and Carolyn Haines, emeritae of the University of South Alabama, will explore his literary achievements, and a panel of some who knew Eugene will discuss why his friends say, “Oh, that’s just Eugene.”
On Thursday, October 26 at 6:00 p.m.: Oh, That’s Just Eugene: A Panel Discussion.
The main program to close out our “Month of Eugene Walter” will feature Sue Brannan Walker, former Poet Laureate of Alabama, and novelist Carolyn Haines in a discussion of the life and works of Eugene Walter. Made possible by a grant from the Alabama Humanities Foundation. Refreshments will be served. Free to the public.
Alabama Humanities Foundation, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, is a co-sponsor of this project.
The program will begin at 6:00 pm, followed by a reception. Admission is free. For more information, contact the museum at 251-575-7433.