Events

Wednesday, November 3, 2010
9-3:30 pm
Bryant Conference Center on the UA campus

William Bradford Huie Journalism/Writing Boot Camp

All day event for high school students from around the state. Breakout groups with active and collaborative workshops in fiction, journalism, history, historical fiction, screenwriting, writing poetry and video journalism.
Event limited to 240 high school students. Students will have limited participation in the play that night at the Bama Theater.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010
7-9 pm
Bama Theater, 600 Greensboro Avenue in downtown Tuscaloosa
William Bradford (Who He?) Huie, Voice of the Voiceless

A play, written and directed by Billy Field, about the life of Alabama Writer/Journalist (and UA graduate) William Bradford Huie. Bill Huie’s 100th birthday is in November. University students decide to have a historical retrospective on the life of Bill Huie. All is going well in this planned, staged event until William Bradford Huie shows up at the party. The only problem with that is — he died in 1986. Come see what happens in this mystery about journalism, history and that elusive thing called “truth.”

Tuesday,  November 9, 2010
5-7pm, talk to begin at 5:30 pm
W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall on the UA campus
The Many Facets of William Bradford Huie (Exhibit opening) with guest speakers,  Martha Huie and Wayne Greenhaw

Join us for an exhibit opening and talk with guests Martha Huie and Wayne Greenhaw.   The exhibit will feature William Bradford Huie materials donated in 2009 by Martha Hunt Huie, widow of William Bradford Huie.   A reception will follow, and the event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
6:30-10 pm, film and talk to start at 7:30 pm
Bama Theater, 600 Greensboro Avenue in downtown Tuscaloosa
Wild River screening, talk and reception with Don Noble and Jeremy Butler

Join us for a rare screening of Wild River* (1960), the film based in part by Huie’s first novel, the semi-autobiographical, Mud on the Stars.  The film stars Montgomery Clift and Lee Remick.  2010 not only marks William Bradford Huie’s 100th birthday, but it also marks the 50th anniversary of this film, and we will be screening a rare print of the film. Don Noble and Jeremy Butler will be on hand — Don Noble introduce the film and share insights into Huie and the ties between this film and Huie the man and Jeremy Butler to give us some insight into Kazan’s genius as a filmmaker.

Pre-screening reception in the Greensboro Room from 6:30-7:30 with a small exhibit of WBH movie posters! Remarks and screening to begin at 7:30 pm.

*It should be noted that on 11/9, Wild River will be made available on DVD for the first time, as part of the fifteen film Elia Kazan Collection, which also features the documentary film by Martin Scorsese, called “A Letter to Elia”.

Spring 2011

Southern Literary Trail events in Hartselle Alabama with guest speaker Hank Klibanoff.  More information forthcoming.

Other events planned on UA campus to celebrate Huie and his ties to Journalism, History, Creative Writing, American History, War, and more!  Stay tuned!