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Reading by University of South Alabama’s Environmental Fellow/Writer-in-Residence, Ben Raines

26sep5:00 pm6:30 pmReading by University of South Alabama’s Environmental Fellow/Writer-in-Residence, Ben Raines

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The University of South Alabama’s new Environmental Fellow/Writer-in-Residence, Ben Raines, will give a reading on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. in the MacQueen Alumni Center (100 Alumni Drive), to be followed by a book signing and reception. 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 he has 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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September 26, 2023 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm(GMT-05:00)

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