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Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at 5:00 P.M.
Location: MacQueen Alumni Center
Book Signing and Reception to Follow

The University of South Alabama is proud to welcome our new Environmental Fellow/Writer-in-Residence, Ben Raines, who will be giving a reading on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, at 5:00 P.M. in the MacQueen Alumni Center. A book signing and reception will follow this free event, sponsored by the Stokes Center for Creative Writing.

Raines is an accomplished filmmaker and writer who recently published _Saving America’s Amazon: The Threat to Our Nation’s Most Biodiverse River System_ (NewSouth Books, 2020) and _The Last Slave Ship: The True Story of How Clotilda Was Found, Her Descendants, and an Extraordinary Reckoning_ (Simon & Schuster, 2023). Raines has also written and directed _The Underwater Forest_, an award-winning film about the exploration of a 70,000-year-old cypress forest found off the Alabama coast, and written and produced the documentary _America’s Amazon_. An experienced environmental journalist and filmmaker, Raines highlights Alabama’s landscape as one of the richest and most diverse regions in the world, inspiring action regarding how we can better preserve this landscape and its communities.


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