Journalist and Essayist Hal Crowther Speaks

At Friends of the Key West Library Lecture Series February 11

On Monday, February 11th, the Friends of the Key West Library will present Hal Crowther at its popular Monday evening lecture series. The talk will take place at the Old City Hall, 510 Greene Street.

Hal Crowther started his career as a reporter and editor and eventually became a highly-respected syndicated columnist for the Baltimore Sun. Crowther was honored with the H.L. Mencken Writing Award in 1992.

He has published four books of essays and criticism, amongst them Unarmed But Dangerous, Cathedrals of Kudzu, and Gather at the River, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle’s prize for criticism. His most recent book is Freedom Fighters and Hell Raisers: A Gallery of Memorable Southerners.

Access to the Meeting Room at Old City Hall at 510 Green Street is at the front of the building by foot up a flight of stairs or by elevator located at the rear of the building. The Duval Loop bus has two nearby stops.

Admission to the lectures is free. The talk begins promptly at 6:00 p.m. Seating starts at 5:30 on a first come, first served basis.

For more information, go to and click on lecture series.

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