Roy Hoffman, a Mobile native and Fairhope resident, has had an extensive career with the written word. He is a novelist, journalist and had a stint as a speechwriter. He will give a presentation …
Roy Hoffman, a Mobile native and Fairhope resident, has had an extensive career with the written word. He is a novelist, journalist and had a stint as a speechwriter. He will give a presentation entitled "Inspiration: Where Stories Come From," Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Foley Public Library.
Hoffman worked as a writer in New York City for 20 years before returning to the south with his wife and daughter in 1996. He is a former staff writer for the Mobile Press-Register, with a special interest in area culture, religion and history. In 2009, he received the Clarence Carson Award in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Alabama and contributes essays and reviews to The New York Times and other publications.
His list of novels includes "Come Landfall," "Chicken Dreaming Corn," "Almost Family," and his newest, "The Promise of the Pelican." Hoffman has also written two nonfiction books, "Alabama Afternoons" and "Back Home." Visit, royhoffmanwriter.com for more information on his books.
The Foley Public Library event takes place Thursday, Sept. 15, at 2 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room. Reservations are required to attend. Visit foleylibrary.org or call (251) 943-1031 to make a reservation.