We look forward to seeing many of you this weekend for our 71st annual ACETA Conference at the University of Montevallo at a very special author reading. At 3:30 on Friday, March 1, we host Jon Padgett, editor of Vastarien: A Literary Journal, a source of critical study and creative response to the work of Thomas Ligotti and author of the short story collection The Secret of Ventriloquism. He will be reading and speaking in the Carmichael Library J. A. Brown Room. We hope you will be able to attend the reading and the other exciting papers and panels on tap for this weekend.