Poet Laureate Promotes Tourism

“Apparitions” is one of the many poems in an endearing poetry book named Reuben’s Mobile by Sue Brannan Walker, former Poet Laureate of Alabama and English professor at the University of South Alabama. Walker uses the inspiration of Reuben, a real Harlequin Great Dane from Mobile, as a friendly fictional guide dog to the charms […]

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August 14, 2014

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“Raisin’ Cain” Mardi Gras Story Wins Mobile Bay SELTI Tourism Writing Contest

Mary S. Palmer’s short story “Raisin’ Cain” is the first place winner of the Mobile Bay SELTI Tourism Writing Contest, sponsored by the Southeastern Literary Tourism Initiative and the Alabama Tourism Department. Please visit the Tourism Guide beneath the short story below to learn more about the unique tourism opportunities in the Mobile Bay area […]

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July 5, 2014

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Mobile Bay SELTI Contest Update

All of the submissions are in and judging is underway for the Mobile Bay SELTI Tourism Writing Contest. Thank you so much to everyone who spent their time, talent, and passion on this project. While there can only be one winner of this contest, there are sometimes publishing opportunities out there for finalists beyond the […]

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June 3, 2014

Miss Alabama to read from Zelda Fitzgerald’s novel Save Me The Waltz at the Fitzgerald Museum January 18.

Chandler Champion, the reigning Miss Alabama, will give a special reading from Zelda Fitzgerald’s novel Save Me the Waltz. SELTI and the F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum are proud to announce that the reigning Miss Alabama, Chandler Champion, will give a special reading from Zelda Fitzgerald’s novel Save Me The Waltz at the museum on […]

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December 1, 2013

Story About Thoreau’s Walden Pond Wins Fitzgerald Museum Writing Contest

  Walden Pond, the setting for “A Man by the Pond,” by Jacob Lambert,  winner of the 2013 F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum Literary Contest. Lambert is an English major at Auburn University Montgomery. Photo by Tim Hettler/Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism.   Editor’s note: “A Man by the Pond” won first place […]

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October 17, 2013