October 14, 2022 | 6:00 – 9:00 PM

War Memorial Auditorium, Nashville

The wait is over! One of your favorite events, and ours, returns Friday, October 14, 2022 at War Memorial Auditorium.

We hope you will join us for Authors In The Round, a special event dinner that provides vital funding for the 34th annual Southern Festival of Books. Your participation in the dinner ensures that Humanities Tennessee may continue to present the Festival at no charge.

We will gather with 40 regionally and nationally known authors for engaging conversations about their books and the Festival itself, which will feature more than 200 participating authors October 14-16.


As a guest, you’ll enjoy a festive cocktail hour, then a mouth-watering meal in the company of an author seated with you at your table.

  • Tables hosts may reserve a table for $2,000, which includes 8 seats for you and your guests.
  • Individual tickets are available for $250 per person.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available! You may download a sponsor packet here and we encourage you to contact Sandy Obodzinski, Development & Communications Director, at to discuss what may suit your organization best.


Ready to purchase your ticket or table, or become a sponsor?

Make your reservation here by Sept. 30:


This event would not be possible without the energetic dedication of our Event Chairs and generous sponsors:

Jay Joyner          Mary Jo Shankle          Mary Spalding          Tori Wimberly


Can’t attend the dinner but want to support the event? Make a donation here:


The Southern Festival of Books is presented by Humanities Tennessee,
serving communities with public humanities programming since 1973.










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