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Photo courtesy of Harper Collins Publishers.

She’s the author of 15 novels, but Henry’s whole career might strike some — particularly those who knew her in high school and college — as a little crazy. Read more


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Photo courtesy of Anna Gresham.

On Wednesday, Oct. 23, third graders at Cherokee Bend Elementary School celebrated their learning with a writing celebration. Read more

Cherokee Bend

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Submitted by Kitty Rogers Brown

The 2018-19 school year will be the second consecutive year that one of MBE’s WIGs (“Wildly Important Goals”) through the Leader in Me program will include writing goals for students and teachers. Read more

Mountain Brook Elementary


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Local writer pens gardening book. Read more



Photo by Lexi Coon.

As a part of its 75th anniversary celebration, the city of Mountain Brook opened a writing contest with the theme “Why I Love Mountain Brook.” Tess Patton, a ninth-grader at Mountain Brook Junior High, was announced as the winner. Read more



Photo courtesy of Margaret Hudson.

This year’s authors include Margaret Peterson Haddix and Henry Cole as well as local authors Lou Anders, Lori Nichols and Susan Carothers. Both Nichols and Cole are also illustrators. Read more

Mountain Brook Elementary


Photo courtesy of Nancy Dillard.

The month of February may be the month of love, but with the help of the Crestline Elementary PTO, on Feb. 24 Crestline students will be dedicating a special day to celebrate writing. Read more

Crestline Elementary

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Photo by Aimee Forbus.

Cherokee Bend Elementary hosted several authors during the annual Mountain Brook Writers’ Festival in February. Read more

Cherokee Bend

As part of their language arts curriculum, Crestline Elementary sixth-graders took part in a writing project that asked them to focus on one of their hobbies. Read more

Crestline Elementary

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