Authors in the Round 2024

October 25, 2024 | 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum


One of your favorite events returns Friday, October 25, 2024 for its second year at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

We hope you will plan to join us for Authors in the Round, a special event dinner that provides vital funding for the 36th annual Southern Festival of Books. Your participation in the dinner ensures that Humanities Tennessee may continue to present the Festival at no charge.

More than 175 authors are slated to attend the Festival, with 40 of those authors participating in the dinner: one seated at every table to provide an intimate dinner party experience among 400 friends and fans of the written word.

For more information about being a dinner sponsor, hosting a table, or ensuring you’re part of our invitation list, please contact Sandy Obodzinski, Development & Communications Director, at More news is coming this spring about the event, but until then, we hope you enjoy this look back at 2023 thanks to our friends at Nfocus.


This event would not have been possible without the energetic dedication of our 2023 Event Chairs: Laura Smith & LoLita Toney, as well as the dinner sponsors, table hosts, guests, and donors. Together, our grand total raised was more than $200,000 for the first time in the event’s history!