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2019 Southern Voices Festival

Bryan Stevenson

Photo courtesy of Equal Justice Initiative

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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  • Bryan Stevenson

    Photo courtesy of Equal Justice Initiative

    Bryan Stevenson

    Bryan Stevenson, the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, is the scheduled headline speaker for the 2019 Southern Voices Festival at the Hoover Public Library in Hoover, Alabama.

  • Cahaba River Watershed Project

    Photo courtesy of Hoover Public Library

    Cahaba River Watershed Project

    Printmaker Scott Stephens and media artist Elisabeth Pellathy, shown here, partnered with sculptor Lee Somers in the Cahaba River Watershed Project to explore the Cahaba River’s ecological and geological features and how they have shaped the economic and social history of the watershed. Their prints feature images derived from drawing, photography, 3D scanning of natural objects, and 3D modeling from original maps and diagrams. Stephens and Somers are art faculty at the University of Montevallo, and Pellathy teaches at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

  • Melanie Benjamin

    Photo courtesy of Deborah Feingold

    Melanie Benjamin

    Melanie Benjamin is a scheduled speaker at the 2019 Southern Voices Festival at the Hoover Public Library in Hoover, Alabama.

  • J.T. Ellison

    Photo courtesy of Hoover Public Library

    J.T. Ellison

    J.T. Ellision is a scheduled speaker at the 2019 Southern Voices Festival at the Hoover Public Library in Hoover, Alabama.

  • Patti Callahan Henry

    Photo courtesy of Patti Callahan Henry

    Patti Callahan Henry

    Patti Callahan Henry is a scheduled speaker at the 2019 Southern Voices Festival at the Hoover Public Library in Hoover, Alabama.

  • Roger Johns

    Photo courtesy of Hoover Public

    Roger Johns

    Roger Johns is a scheduled speaker at the 2019 Southern Voices Festival at the Hoover Public Library in Hoover, Alabama.

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