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The public is invited to “Alabama Stories: A Symposium in Honor of the 30th Anniversary of the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities” on Tuesday, Nov. 10 from 8:30 a.m. until noon at the Auburn University Dixon Conference Center.

The symposium will feature a keynote by William Ferris, author of, "The Storied South: Voices of Writers and Artists." Ferris is the Joel R. Williamson Eminent Professor of History and senior associate director of the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, he is co-editor of the award-winning, "Encyclopedia of Southern Culture."

A grand re-opening of Pebble Hill will follow the symposium. Copies of Ferris’s book will be available for purchase and signing.

The symposium is free and open to the public; lunch at Pebble Hill is $15. For more information, or to register, visit the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities website.