An Evening with Sean of the South

The Snail on the Wall is pleased to partner with the Huntsville Library Foundation to present "An Evening with Sean of the South" on Wednesday, March 11. Sean Dietrich, known to his many fans as Sean of the South, is an author, columnist, and podcast host who tells stories about life in the American South. This event celebrates the launch of his newest book, Will the Circle Be Unbroken? which releases on March 10. Come enjoy an evening with Sean as he shares his thoughts in word and song.

The event will be March 11 at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) at Randolph School in the Thurber Arts Center. A book signing with Sean will follow the talk.

Purchase tickets HERE.
Tickets: $35 (includes one copy of Will the Circle Be Unbroken ); couples ticket for $45 (includes one copy of Will the Circle Be Unbroken).

(If you cannot attend the event, but would like a signed copy of his books, click below to add books to your cart and type "SIGNED COPY" in the Comments at checkout.)

About Sean Dietrich:
Sean Dietrich is a columnist, podcaster, speaker, and novelist, known for his commentary on life in the American South.
His work has appeared in Newsweek, Southern Living, The Tallahassee Democrat, Good Grit, South Magazine,The Bitter Southerner, Thom Magazine, and The Mobile Press Register. He has authored eleven books, including the novel Stars of Alabama. His newest book is Will the Circle Be Unbroken, which releases on March 10. Find more about Sean at his website, Listen to his podcast at

About Will the Circle Be Unbroken: A Memoir of Learning to Believe You're Gonna Be Okay:
From celebrated storyteller "Sean of the South" comes an unforgettable memoir of love, loss, the friction of family memories, and the unlikely hope that you're gonna be alright. Sean Dietrich was twelve years old when he scattered his father's ashes from the mountain range. His father was a man who lived for baseball, a Southern Baptist usher with a ready wink, who once scaled a fifty-foot tree just to hang a tire swing for his son. He was also the stranger who tried to kidnap and kill Sean's mother before pulling the trigger on himself. He was a childhood hero, now reduced to a man in a box.

Will the Circle Be Unbroken? is the story of what happens after the unthinkable, and the journey we all must make in finding the courage to stop the cycles of the past from laying claim to our future. Sean was a seventh-grade drop-out, a dishwasher then a construction worker to help his mother and sister scrape by, and a self-described "nobody with a sad story behind him." Yet he cannot deny the glimmers of life's goodness even amid its rough edges. Such goodness becomes even harder to deny when Sean meets the love of his life at a fried chicken church potluck, and harder still when his lifelong love of storytelling leads him to stages across the southeast, where he is known and loved as "Sean of the South." A story that will stay with you long after the final page, Will the Circle Be Unbroken? testifies to the strength that lives within us all to make our peace with the past and look to the future with renewed hope and wonder.

Event date: 

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 6:30pm

Event address: 

Randolph School, Thurber Arts Center
4915 Garth Road
Huntsville, AL 35802
Will the Circle Be Unbroken?: A Memoir of Learning to Believe You're Gonna Be Okay By Sean Dietrich Cover Image
ISBN: 9780310355755
Availability: Backordered at publisher (but we may have it in stock!)
Published: Zondervan - March 10th, 2020

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Stars of Alabama: A Novel by Sean of the South By Sean Dietrich Cover Image
ISBN: 9780785226376
Availability: Backordered at publisher (but we may have it in stock!)
Published: Thomas Nelson - July 9th, 2019