WBHM Presents Magic City Writers Read

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Public Radio WBHM 90.3 FM presents Magic City Writers Read, a reading and book-signing event featuring author Carla Jean Whitley, Thursday, Oct. 9, at UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center. Whitley will discuss and read passages from her new book “Muscle Shoals Sound Studio: How the Swampers Changed American Music.”

WBHM 90.3 FM’s Andrew Yeager will lead a discussion with Whitley about her experiences reconstructing the fascinating history of Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, and then she will read passages from her book and take questions from the audience.

Church Street Coffee & Books will have copies of Whitley’s book available for purchase, with a portion of the proceeds supporting Public Radio WBHM 90.3 FM. Whitley will also be on hand to sign books for attendees after the program.

Magic City Writers Read is a collaboration of WBHM 90.3 FM, UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, and Church Street Coffee & Books.

This event is free and open to the public. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the program starts at 7.

About Carla Jean Whitley

Carla Jean Whitley is a writer, editor and teacher based in Birmingham, Alabama, where she is managing editor of Birmingham magazine. Carla Jean founded the music blog Birmingham Box Set and has also written for BookPage, Paste, the Birmingham News, Sky and a variety of other magazines and newspapers. Carla Jean volunteers with literacy organizations and teaches journalism at the University of Alabama and Samford University. Her favorite yoga pose is bakasana, and her favorite cats are orange. This is her first book. Connect with her at carlajeanwhitley.com.

About WBHM

Public Radio WBHM 90.3 FM, a listener-supported service of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is “Your NPR News Station” and home to the Alabama Radio Reading Service for the blind and print-impaired. WBHM programming and award-winning regional journalism also can be heard in North Central Alabama on WSGN 91.5 FM through a partnership with Gadsden State Community College. Listen and give online at wbhm.org and follow the station on Facebook and Twitter @WBHM.

About UAB’s Alys Stephens Center

UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, part of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is one of the Southeast’s premiere performing arts centers, presenting and producing the world’s best artists in music, dance, theater, comedy, film and family entertainment. The ASC’s mission is to be a place where the entire community experiences and engages the arts. The ASC is home to ArtPlay, the ASC’s arts education center; the UAB departments of Theatre and Music; and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. The ASC also serves as the anchor of UAB’s Cultural Corridor.

For more information, visit us at AlysStephens.org or call 205-975-2787.

About Church Street Coffee & Books

Church Street Coffee & Books is a coffee shop and independent bookstore located in Crestline Village. Church Street serves locally roasted Octane Coffee, and also offers a variety of handcrafted pastries and desserts, including vegan, cane-sugar-free and gluten-free options. Our unique selection of books includes award-winning fiction, non-fiction and bestsellers, as well as children’s books. Located at 81 Church Street in Mountain Brook, Church Street is open Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Sunday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

For more information, call 205-870-1117 or visit churchstreetshop.com.

Audrey Atkins

Audrey Atkins

Director of Community Engagement