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Southern Voices 2-23-19

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Eight authors shared their life stories and the stories of their characters. Read more

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Heather Jones Skaggs

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This one will be called the "Hidden History of Hoover" and will focus on personal untold stories from communities along Shades Mountain, from Bluff Park to Brock's Gap and including Ross Bridge and The Preserve. Read more

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Southern Voices 2-24-18 (1)

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Eight authors shared their arduous journeys of completing books and the joys and pitfalls of being a writer. Read more

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Southern Voices 2018 Andrew Gross

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Connections, coupled with persistence, really do matter. Read more

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Southern Voices authors conference

Paula McLain photo courtesy of Nina Subin; Stephanie Powell Watts photo courtesy of Bob Watts; other photos courtesy of the authors or Hoover Public Library

The authors conference expanded to two venues in 2013. Read more

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Rebecca Wells

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The 25th anniversary edition of Southern Voices will include more authors than usual. Read more

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  • Southern Voices 2-23-19

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    Southern Voices 2-23-19

    Sean Dietrich speaks at the authors conference at the Southern Voices Festival at the Hoover Public Library in Hoover, Alabama, on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019.

  • Southern Voices 2-23-19

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    Southern Voices 2-23-19

    Carrie Steinmehl, chairwoman of the Southern Voices Festival at the Hoover Public Library in Hoover, Alabama, speaks at the festival's authors conference on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019.

  • Southern Voices 2-24-18 (8)

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    Southern Voices 2-24-18 (8)

    Author Andrew Gross speaks in the Hoover Library Plaza during the 2018 Southern Voices Festival at the Hoover Public Library in Hoover, Alabama, on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.

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    Southern Voices 2-24-18 ()

    Author Andrew Gross speaks in the Hoover Library Plaza during the 2018 Southern Voices Festival at the Hoover Public Library in Hoover, Alabama, on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.

  • Southern Voices 2-24-18 (10)

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    Southern Voices 2-24-18 (10)

    Author Daren Wang speaks in the Hoover Library Plaza at the 2018 Southern Voices Festival at the Hoover Public Library in Hoover, Alabama, on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.

  • Southern Voices 2-24-18 (11)

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    Southern Voices 2-24-18 (11)

    Author Stephanie Powell Watts speaks in the Hoover Library Theatre as part of the 2018 Southern Voices Festival at the Hoover Public Library in Hoover, Alabama, on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.

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