Staff Writer
The Destin Log

Southern Fried Literature presentation

The Friends Guild of the Destin Library will host a literary presentation entitled Southern Fried Literature at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the Destin Library. Rebecca “Becky” Williams will lead the discussion and presentation on this date. The program is free and open to the public.

Why are the works of Southern writers consistently best sellers and at the top of all-time books lists? What are the secret ingredients and spices they add to their storytelling? Join us for a look at Southern Fried Literature where we will sample some of the best in Southern literature and decide what ingredients make it Southern.

Williams is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a BA and MA in English, speech and drama. She has an extensive professional experience and has published both fiction and nonfiction in newspapers and magazines and has also written two plays. She and her husband retired to Destin six years ago. She is now actively involved with a number of local organizations including the Friends Guild of the Destin Library and Writers In Sandals. Williams loves reading Southern writers.

For further information contact the Friends Guild of the Destin Library at friendsofthedestinlibrary@gmail.com.

NWFSC Foundation seeks noteworthy alumni

The Northwest Florida State College Foundation is accepting nominations until Feb. 1 for its 2016 Alumni Awards. This is an opportunity to honor a deserving alumnus of Okaloosa-Walton Junior College, Okaloosa-Walton Community College, Okaloosa-Walton College or NWF State College.

There are four categories of awards:

Distinguished Alumni Award — Alumnus who is a true success story in a state or national arena.

Against The Odds Award — Alumnus who has achieved success despite adversity.

Rising Star Award — Alumnus who is under 40 years of age and is a success story with potential for achievement in a state or national arena.

Hometown Hero — Alumnus who has achieved success within the college’s district and demonstrated notable community involvement.

All Alumni Award recipients will be recognized Aug. 26 at the NWF State College Foundation Annual Dinner.

For more information, call the Foundation office at 850-729-5357 or email alumni@nwfsc.edu. For complete descriptions of eligibility requirements and nomination information, visit www.nwfsc.edu/Alumni.