Visiting Writers Series hosts Robert Inman
Novelist, screenwriter, play writer, essayist Robert Inman made a recent visit to Shelby County as art of the Visiting Writers Series. Hosted by the Pelham Public Library in Pelham, Alabama and sponsored by the Shelby County Arts Council, Mr. Inman spent the day speaking to library patrons and students about his works. The author has published four novels, seven stage plays and a non-fiction collection titled Coming Home: Life, Love and All Things Southern. One of his recent projects, Welcome to Mitford, is a stage production adaptation of the beloved Mitford Series books by author Jan Karon. The two collaborated on the project to bring the characters to life on the stage.
While in the Shelby County area, Mr. Inman took time to speak to students at Calera High School and Oak Mountain High School. What a privilege to have such an accomplished writer visit our area. Mr. Inman’s use of the south as a backdrop for many of his stories strikes a chord with young and seasoned readers alike.
Inman is the author of four novels, all published by Little, Brown and Company: Home Fires Burning (1987), Old Dogs and Children (1991), Dairy Queen Days (1997), and Captain Saturday (2002). His seven stage plays include: Crossroads (musical comedy, 2003); The Christmas Bus (holiday, 2003); Dairy Queen Days (comedy/drama, 2005); The Christmas Bus: The Musical (holiday musical, 2006); Welcome To Mitford (drama, 2007); A High Country Christmas (holiday, 2008); and The Drama Club (drama, 2009). Inman wrote the book, lyrics and music for the two musical productions.