Southern Festival of Books
Celebrating the written word since 1989.
The 34th Annual
SOUTHERN FESTIVAL OF BOOKS
October 14-16, 2022
Nashville Public Library & War Memorial Plaza
Plus online events to be announced later!
VISIT THE 2022 FESTIVAL WEBSITE AT WWW.SOFESTOFBOOKS.ORG.
The Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word is among the oldest literary festivals in the country, annually welcoming approximately 200 authors and 25,000 visitors each October. The Festival is free, and includes performance stages, food trucks, and more than 60 publishers and booksellers. After two years of virtual programming, we look forward to seeing you on The Plaza.
ALSO! THE STORE IS OPEN !
View some past sessions on the FESTIVAL’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL.
SUBMIT A BOOK
If you’ve published a book between October 11, 2021 and October 31, 2022 and would like to be considered for an appearance at the festival, please mail one copy with full contact information to:
ATTN: Southern Festival of Books
PO Box 60467
Nashville, TN 37206
The submission period begins each year on January 1st and ends June 1st (postmark deadline). Please note that we strongly discourage self-published authors from outside of Tennessee from submitting.
Your gift helps ensure that this Festival remains FREE to all attendees, this year and for years to come. It is our mission to make this experience accessible to as many people as possible, of all ages and backgrounds. Thank you in advance for your commitment to The Southern Festival of Books.
AUTHORS IN THE ROUND
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.
Sponsorships and table host opportunities are available now. Individual tickets go on sale Sept. 6th.
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The Southern Festival of Books relies on volunteers to help the event run smoothly. CLICK HERE to read about the various volunteer jobs available and submit your volunteer signup form.
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