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Revival: Lost Southern Voices

Thanks to every­one who attend­ed RLSV 2023. Stay tuned for infor­ma­tion about RLSV 2024!

Revival: Lost South­ern Voic­es 2023 was held March 22 — 25, 2023. Learn more about the ori­gin of this fes­ti­val for read­ers here. View the pro­gram for the fes­ti­val here. The record­ings of the 2023 events are avail­able here.

The exhi­bi­tion Mys­tery Out­side the Frame: The Lit­er­ary Land­scape of William Gay” on the Fourth Floor of Decatur Library has closed, but you may check out the exhi­bi­tion cat­a­log here. Enjoy spe­cial vir­tu­al inter­views with mem­bers of Team William Gay on our YouTube playlist. Learn more about the mem­bers of this archival team here.

Revival: Lost South­ern Voices

Revival: Lost South­ern Voic­es, a fes­ti­val for read­ers, cel­e­brates his­tor­i­cal­ly exclud­ed, erased, or mar­gin­al­ized South­ern voic­es. Dur­ing this annu­al con­fer­ence, invit­ed pre­sen­ters dis­cuss South­ern authors or artists whose works are out-of-print or oth­er­wise do not receive the atten­tion they deserve. We invite the pub­lic, schol­ars, stu­dents, writ­ers, and inquis­i­tive read­ers to join the con­ver­sa­tion as we con­tin­ue to dis­cov­er and revive these Lost South­ern Voices.

Revival: Lost South­ern Voic­es 2022

The 2022 con­fer­ence was held vir­tu­al­ly. View each of the pan­els below!

Welcome Video 2022

Wel­come Video 2022

Learn more about the his­to­ry Revival: Lost South­ern Voices.

Panel 1 2022

Pan­el 1 2022

Lit­er­a­ture, Art, and Music from Lost South­ern Voices

Panel 2 2022

Pan­el 2 2022

Redis­cov­er­ing Frank Yerby

Panel 3 2022

Pan­el 3 2022

It’s Nev­er Been Over”: Gen­er­a­tional Trau­ma and the Atlanta Child Murders 

Panel 4 2022

Pan­el 4 2022

These Bones Are Not My Child: The Life and Work of Toni Cade Bambara 

Panel 5 2022

Pan­el 5 2022

The Life and Work of John Oliv­er Killens

Panel 6 2022

Pan­el 6 2022

The Day Atlanta Stood Still: Atlanta and The Lega­cy of the Orly Plane Crash

Revival: Lost South­ern Voic­es 2021

The 2021 con­fer­ence was held vir­tu­al­ly. View each of the pan­els below!

Panel 1 2021

Pan­el 1 2021

Art vs. Artist: Works of Mer­it and the Con­tro­ver­sial Authors Who Wrote Them

Panel 2 2021

Pan­el 2 2021

Con­densed Careers: Poet­ry, Scan­dal, and South­ern Gothic

Panel 3 2021

Pan­el 3 2021

Unruly Women in South­ern History

Panel 4 2021

Pan­el 4 2021

Read­ing Bald­win in the Twen­ty-first Century

Panel 5 2021

Pan­el 5 2021

Reck­on­ing with the South through­out the Twen­ti­eth Century

Fol­low Revival: Lost South­ern Voic­es on Social Media

Fol­low us on Twit­ter @RevivalLost

Fol­low us on Insta­gram @RevivalLSV

Fol­low us on Face­book @RevivalLostSouthernVoices

Sign up for our newslet­ters to receive updates about next year’s fes­ti­val here.

View the old web­site for this fes­ti­val here to learn more about past fea­tured lost voic­es and presenters.

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