Southern Festival of Books
Southern Festival of Books, 2018.
The Southern Festival of Books is among the oldest literary festivals in the country, welcoming about 200 authors and 25,000 visitors each October. This free event features performance stages, food trucks, and more than 60 publishers and booksellers.
The 34th Annual Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word℠
Humanities Tennessee’s Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Wordsm was first held in Nashville on the second full weekend (Friday-Sunday) in October, 1989, and has been held annually on the same weekend since then. One of the first book festivals of its kind, it has inspired hundreds of similar book festivals throughout the nation and beyond.
The 34th annual Southern Festival of Books will return to downtown Nashville’s War Memorial Plaza and the Nashville Public Library’s main branch October 14 -16, 2022. The Festival annually features hundreds of authors, including some of the most critically acclaimed of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, including: Rick Bragg, Ibram X Kendi, Celeste Ng, Ann Patchett, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Ruta Sepetys, and Natasha Threthewey.
Presented by Humanities Tennessee, the three-day festival hosts more than 200 authors in panel sessions, discussions, and readings from a wide variety of genres including fiction and nonfiction, young adult literature, poetry, science fiction, and mystery. Featured festival books are available for purchase and can be signed by authors during the event.
The Festival also hosts numerous performance stages, food trucks, and literary activities for the whole family all within three blocks of downtown Nashville, spanning from the Nashville Public Library to the doors of the State Capitol.
Source: Official Press Release.
INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*
- Oct 14, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Fri)
- Oct 15, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
- Oct 16, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sun)
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Charlotte Ave at 7th Ave North, Nashville, TN 37203