Moundville

Literary Tourism
11:52 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Literary Tourism in Alabama

Author Kathryn Lang, SELTI writing competition winner
Credit Stan Ingold

Say the words “tourist attraction,” and beaches and shops selling t-shirts might come to mind. However, there is a plan in the works to combine Alabama’s rich literary heritage with the visitor industry.            

Organizers are hoping to use books and stories to bring people to often overlooked parts of the state. Moundville Archaeological Park, south of Tuscaloosa is site is known to many in western Alabama, however, operators say it doesn’t draw much of a crowd from out-of-state. A new plan is underway to change that, one page at a time.

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