Listen Up: Alabama Women Speak

We are proud to announce the publication of a collection of our work.  The volume, entitled Listen Up: Alabama Women Speak, contains the work of nineteen current and former members who are poets, novelists, memoirists, researchers, short story writers, columnists, and historians. The collection is a showcase of our talent, and the first collection to be published in our 105-year existence as a writers group.

Official release was at the 2019 Alabama Book Festival. The book is available for purchase locally at the Read Herring Bookstore and the Alabama Archives Gift Shop, and on Amazon.

The book begins with selected columns by Ruth Ott, a longtime weekly columnist for the Montgomery Independent whose stories of family and friends capture the warmth of relationships in our part of the world. Judith Hillman Paterson, the author of the critically acclaimed book Sweet Mystery: A Book of Remembering, has contributed an essay called “Coming Home,” a beautiful piece on going away, and coming back. The book ends with quirky tales from Glen Ellen Maloney Alderton, an author of romantic suspense novels. In between are poems that help us cope with loss and celebrate everyday beauty, history that enlightens, and stories real and imagined that entertain. The book was edited by Carol Robbins Hull, who also contributed a selection of her delightful short fiction.

Please see the list under Meet Our Members to learn more about us.
For more about our history, see the collection on the group housed at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.

Contact us for information on purchasing books by our current members, or to arrange for a speaker or book-signing event.