HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – On Thursday, September 21, the Huntsville/Madison County Visitor Center® will host a special book signing event with the authors of North Alabama Beer: An Intoxicating History and Huntsville Textile Mills & Villages: Linthead Legacy. From 4-6 p.m., Sarah Bélanger, Kamara Bowling Davis, and Terri L. French will sign copies of their works, each of which delves into different aspects of Huntsville’s unique past.
Samples of local craft beer and snack foods will be available to guests throughout the event, while supplies last. There will also be a raffle drawing for a craft beer “swag pack,” including a North Alabama Craft Beer Trail t-shirt and bottle opener, Back Forty Beer Company koozie, Green Bus Brewing pint glass, and signed copies of each of the featured books.
About the Books
North Alabama Beer: An Intoxicating History takes readers on a journey of Huntsville’s craft beer beginnings – starting with the city’s first commercial brewery in 1819 and leading up to the boom of today’s local craft beer industry.
Huntsville Textile Mills & Villages: Linthead Legacy explores Huntsville’s role as a veritable textile empire in the early 1900s, telling the story of the factory workers who sacrificed to build the local industry and the iconic landmarks that still stand as reminders of that time, including Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment and the Merrimack Mill Village Historic District.
About the Authors
Sarah Bélanger is a writer, food photographer and beer blogger based in North Alabama. She has written for many local magazines, including No’Ala Studios Magazine and Huntsville EVENT Magazine, and is a beer blogger for the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s blog iHeartHsv.com.
Kamara “Kami” Bowling Davis earned a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education from the University of North Alabama, with specialties in history and political science. She worked for a decade at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, rising from Space Camp counselor to director of sales. Kami is a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Terri L. French is an award-winning poet and writer with an interest in regional culture and history. She has worked as a licensed massage therapist, freelance writer and editor. Terri has also served as southeast regional coordinator for the Haiku Society of America and secretary for the Alabama Writers Conclave, and has lived in the Tennessee Valley since 1987.
During the event, visitors can purchase other unique Huntsville/Madison County souvenirs for sale in the Visitor Center and take their #RocketCitySelfie.
The Huntsville/Madison County Visitor Center® is located at 500 Church Street NW, Huntsville, AL 35801.
Guests may park in the available spaces in front of the Visitor Center or in the adjacent Cleveland Avenue lot.