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The average romance reader reads 10 to 12 books a month, novelist Sarah MacLean said. Read more

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New York Times bestselling crime and mystery writer Laura Lippman shares her life journey with Southern Voices audience in Hoover. Read more

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The five-day celebration is scheduled for Feb. 18-22. Tickets go on sale Jan. 7. Read more

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

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    Author Lauren Denton speaks at the 2020 Southern Voices Festival authors conference at the Hoover Public Library in Hoover, Alabama, on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020.

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    Authors Kimberly Belle, at left, and Emily Carpenter speak at the 2020 Southern Voices Festival authors conference at the Hoover Public Library in Hoover, Alabama, on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020.

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    Authors Lauren Denton and Snowden Wright speak at the 2020 Southern Voices Festival authors conference at the Hoover Public Library in Hoover, Alabama, on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020.

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    Author Snowden Wright speaks at the 2020 Southern Voices Festival authors conference at the Hoover Public Library in Hoover, Alabama, on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020.

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    Hampton Sides, a nonfiction author who is editor-at-large for Outside Magazine and a frequent contributor to National Geographic, speaks at the 2020 Southern Voices Festival authors conference at the Hoover Public Library in Hoover, Alabama, on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020.

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    Author Kimberly Belle of Atlanta speaks at the 2020 Southern Voices Festival authors conference at the Hoover Public Library in Hoover, Alabama, on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020.

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