Southern Festival of Books
Celebrating the written word since 1989.
The 35th Annual
SOUTHERN FESTIVAL OF BOOKS
October 20-22, 2023
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 17, 2022 and October 31, 2023 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, returned Friday, October 14, 2022 at War Memorial Auditorium.
Authors In The Round, a special event dinner that provides vital funding for the Southern Festival of Books, will return in 2023 on October 20th at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Your participation in the dinner ensures that Humanities Tennessee may continue to present the Festival at no charge.
Contact Sandy Obodzinski, Development & Communications Director, for sponsorship opportunities – firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
If you are interested in volunteering as a host for author sessions in particular, please contact email@example.com.
If you represent a group that would like to volunteer, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss opportunities.