Twylla Alexander, author of "Labyrinth Journeys: 50 States, 51 Stories," will share photos and read from her newly-published book at the Faulkner County Library at 7 p.m. Thursday. Following the presentation she will sign books, which will be available for purchase.

Beginning on Miramar Beach, Florida, in May 2012 and ending in Maui, Hawaii, in July 2014, Alexander traveled the United States to walk a labyrinth in each state created by a woman.

She crisscrossed the country from a prairie labyrinth in North Dakota to an urban labyrinth in Baltimore, on to a labyrinth in the rain forest of southeast Alaska, and every state in between.

Along the way, women shared their personal stories of growth and discovery as they built labyrinths in their own yards. Alexander’s own journey weaves through the other 50.

Labyrinths are found worldwide and can be traced back over 4,000 years. Unlike a maze, which is designed to confuse the walker, a labyrinth consists of a single curving path that leads to the center and back out. It is a path of meditation and contemplation.

There are several labyrinths in the Conway area including ones on the campus of Hendrix and UCA, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and First United Methodist Church.

Alexander and her family created a 42-foot labyrinth in the yard of their home near Greenbrier, modeled after the labyrinth built in the floor of Chartres Cathedral in France.

For more information about Alexander and her book, visit

All library events are free and open to the public.

For more information, call the library at 501-327-7482 or email