Southern Festival of Books
We’re celebrating 30 years of the Southern Festival of Books!
SAVE THE DATES:
- Friday, October 12, 2018: 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
- Saturday, October 13, 2018: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m
- Sunday, October 14, 2018: 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
War Memorial Plaza and Main Public Library, Nashville, Tennessee
ABOUT SOUTHERN FESTIVAL OF BOOKS:
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The Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word℠ is a free, three-day Festival hosted each October where readers and writers are offered an opportunity to celebrate the joy of reading and lifelong learning.
Each year, the Festival welcomes more than 200 authors from throughout the nation and in every genre for readings, panel discussions and book signings. Equally, book lovers have the opportunity to hear from and meet some of America’s foremost writers and the region’s most prominent authors, from legendary mystery writers to critically acclaimed debut novelists, from poets to biographers, from chefs to children’s authors.
Every author on the program takes part in a session, either a solo reading or a panel discussion, followed by a book signing in our Book Signing Tent. Books by all participating authors are available for sale in the book sales area where proceeds go to support the continuation of the Festival.
In addition, Southern Festival of Books hosts popular book exhibitors, and programming is set on three performance stages throughout the event. The Performing Arts Stage highlights readings and other dramatic literary performances. The Music Stage features music by some of the area’s most talented songwriters and poets. Special events for children take place on the Youth Stage including appearances by favorite characters, musicians, artists, and storytellers.
We are thrilled to welcome Watkins College’s Handmade & Bound back to the Plaza this year! Handmade & Bound celebrates the art of handcrafted zines, artist books, and all things printed on paper. Be sure to stop by their tent and check it out!
No advance registration or tickets are required. All seating is on a first-come basis.
We welcome all ages.
It is of great importance that we foster the significance of literacy; as well as, encourage the joy of literature in a young person’s life.
We also invite those who may be young at heart and spend a good deal of time supporting our young people. There are great opportunities for librarians, educators, and parents to seek and find the newest releases in all genres, old favorites, and hot discussion topics.
ABOUT AUTHORS IN THE ROUND:
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Enjoy dinner with an author.
Authors in the Round was founded in 2008 by Jean Bottorff and Todd Bottorff, and has quickly become a signature event in Nashville, and a vital part of the Festival fundraising effort. The dinner takes place on the Friday of the Festival at the historic War Memorial Auditorium. Guests mingle and dine with 40 Festival authors for an evening of literary conversation and celebration of the written word. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails under the stars in the courtyard. For dinner, each table is paired with an author, and each guest at the table receives a copy of the author’s book. The evening concludes with specialty drinks in the courtyard.
11th Annual Authors in the Round dinner – Friday, October 12, 2018
Participating authors will be announced soon.
Tickets are $225 each and $1,800 for a table of eight.
A portion of your ticket purchase is tax-deductible and all proceeds benefit the Southern Festival of Books.
If you would like to purchase tickets, please contact Alexis Stevens at firstname.lastname@example.org or (615) 770-0006 ext. 8014.
If you are interested in purchasing a table or sponsoring the event, please contact Jennifer Chalos at email@example.com.
Thank you to our generous sponsors