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Southern Voices Festival

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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Bryan Stevenson 2-22-19

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Bryan Stevenson, executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, was the headline speaker for the 2019 Southern Voices Festival at the Hoover Public Library. Read more

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2019 Southern Voices authors

Bryan Stevenson photo courtesy of Paul Robertson; Rick Bragg photo courtesy of Steven Foster; Melanie Benjamin photo courtesy of Deborah Feingold; J.T. Ellison and Roger Johns photos courtesy of Hoover Public Library.

The festival, to be held Feb. 19-23, is a five-day celebration of writing, music and art, now in its 27th year. Read more

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Bryan Stevenson

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In addition to Bryan Stevenson, other authors scheduled to speak include Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Bragg and New York Times bestselling author Melanie Benjamin. 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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Steve Berry Andrew Gross

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Andrew Gross is a fiction thriller writer whose books have been sold in more than 25 countries. 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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Tickets go on sale Jan. 5 for the 2018 Southern Voices Festival at the Hoover Public Library. Read more

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Steve Berry

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Library officials announced the full lineup for the celebration of music, writing and art. Read more

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Rebecca Wells

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Tickets for the Saturday authors conference at the 2017 Southern Voices Festival also are selling briskly. Read more

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Rebecca Wells 2015

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The festival is a celebration of writing, music and art. This year's headliner is author and actress Rebecca Wells. 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 2016 Baszile 3

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Seven writers share fears, joys of giving birth to stories Read more

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Southern Voices 2016 Erik Larson

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Larson, who has had five books on the New York Times bestseller list, gave a peek into the world of narrative nonfiction. Read more

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Erik Larson

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Hoover Public Library officials expect strong demand to see and hear this year’s lineup. Read more

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  • Southern Voices 2-23-19

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    Southern Voices 2-23-19

    Patti Callahan Henry 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.

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    Southern Voices 2-23-19

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

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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

    J.T. Ellison and Roger Johns speak 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

    Gin Phillips and David Joy speak at the authors conference at the Southern Voices Festival at the Hoover Public Library in Hoover, Alabama, on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019.

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