Red Mountain Reading Series

March 15, 2019 mpartain Blog

RMRS2019February 4 – An Evening of Performance

Shelby-Hoover Campus, Health Sciences Multipurpose Room, 6:00 p.m. Join the JSCC Speech Team and contributors to Wingspan Literary & Arts Magazine. The Speech Team will perform, and selected contributors to Wingspan will read from their work. Copies of the magazine and refreshments will be available. More info- Janice Ralya

February 18 – Daniel “Jose” Carr

Shelby-Hoover Campus, Health Sciences Multipurpose Room, 11:30 am Trumpeter extraordinaire and member of the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, Carr also serves as Director of Music Education for the AJHF. Per the AJHF Facebook page, Carr “has been a mainstay of Birmingham’s jazz community. He currently hosts a Tuesday night jam session at B.O.S.S. Ultra Bar and Lounge located in downtown Birmingham.” His lecture will also feature a musical performance. This event is co-sponsored with the JSCC Black History Committee.

February 19 – Max Everhart

Shelby-Hoover Campus, Health Sciences 156, Reading 11:30 am, Workshop 2:30 p.m. Max Everhart is the author of the Eli Sharpe mystery series including Go Go Gato, Split to Splinters, and Ed, Not Eddie. Split to Splinters was a finalist for the Shamus Award in the Best P.I. Original Paperback category in 2016. His other books are Alphabet Land and All the Different Ways Love Can Feel, a short story collection. His fiction has won or been nominated for Best of the Net, AWP Intro Journals Award, Glimmer Train’s New Writer Award, and the Pushcart Prize. Find him on the web at, or check out his parenting blog at

March 13 – David Edward Perry

Jefferson Campus, Allen Library 111, Lecture 11:30 am, Workshop 2:30 p.m. David Edward Perry was raised in Takoma Park, Maryland, and found his calling to the arts early. Perry pursued a degree in mass communications and later moved to Los Angeles and was a founding member of The Straight Jacket Society, performing sketch comedy. He relocated to Birmingham in 2009 and in 2016 was brought on as an instructor of devised theater and comedy at the Alabama School of Fine Arts. He is also the Alabama regional editor of the entertainment website Broadway World. His latest venture, bringing Birmingham’s first sketch comedy company to life, launched in 2018 (

April 16 – Sonia Sanchez

Shelby-Hoover Campus, Health Sciences Multipurpose Room, 7:00 p.m. Birmingham native Sonia Sanchez is a nationally-known poet, activist, and educator most often associated with the Black Arts Movement. She is the author of over a dozen books of poetry, as well as critical essays, short stories, plays, and children’s books. Sanchez has been a professor at eight universities and has lectured at over five hundred colleges in the United States, and she was influential in developing Black Studies and African American literature courses. She has received the American Book Award, Robert Frost Medal for poetry, Langston Hughes Poetry Award, and Harper Lee Award, among many others. We present Ms. Sanchez in partnership with the Magic City Poetry Festival. A book signing will follow her reading.

Learn more about the Magic City Poetry Festival.

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Katie Boyer