Southern Voices 2019
Southern Voices Festival 2019As our state celebrates its bicentennial year, Southern Voices honors the contributions of those individuals whose writing and work has brought acclaim to Alabama.
An Evening With
Bryan Stevenson is the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama. Under his leadership, the EJI has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent death row prisoners, confronting abuse of the incarcerated and the mentally ill and aiding children prosecuted as adults. He is a graduate of the Harvard Law School. His book, Just Mercy is an award winning New York Times best seller that tells the story of the EJI, the people they represent and the importance of confronting injustice. Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu states that Just Mercy is “as gripping to read as any legal thriller and what hangs in the balance is nothing less than the soul of a great nation.” The movie Just Mercy starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx is set to release in 2020.
Saturday, Feb. 23 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - The Library Theatre & The Library Plaza- Book sales and signings will follow the afternoon session. - Lunch on your own
Thank you for your support of Southern Voices and for your purchase of a ticket to Saturday’s Authors Conference. We wanted to make you aware as soon as possible that Rick Bragg will not be able to join us due to complications with an ongoing illness. We wish Mr. Bragg well and hope that he makes a speedy recovery.
We hope that you still plan to join us on Saturday to hear from the remaining talented authors presenting at the Authors Conference. We have added Sean Dietrich to the lineup. Sean is the host of the Sean of the South podcast as well as the author of several books, including Whistling Dixie, Lyla and the upcoming Stars of Alabama. If you choose to not attend the event and would like a refund or would like to donate your ticket back to the Library, please contact the Library Theatre Box Office at 444-7888.
TICKETS GO ON SALE Friday, Jan. 4 From 8am - 10am online & phone sales only.
Please purchase your tickets early, as we expect to sell out during this time. If any tickets remain, they will also be available during regular Box Office hours. M-F, 10am - 6pm
Or call 444-7888.