Writing Organization, Founded In 1923, Gets A Millennial Makeover

| August 11, 2017 @ 5:00 am

By Keyanna James

The Alabama Writers’ Conclave beefed up its digital presence this summer working with Capstone Agency, the student-run communications firm at the University of Alabama.

The conclave, which has supported the development of Alabama writers since 1923, had a dated website with a photocopied logo and a Facebook page that didn’t reflect the current membership. Hank Henley, treasurer of the conclave, noticed a lack in diversity on the organization’s Facebook page and knew there needed to be some changes.

“The only young person or person of any ethnicity other than white in the picture was the server in the background,” Henley said. “When we noticed this, we were horrified.”In this digital age people meet digitally; Henley knew it might discourage some and deter them from joining the conclave.

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