Southern Festival of Books

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Nashville, TN, United States
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The 2023 Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word was held from October 21 to October 22 at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, Tennessee State Library & Archives, and Tennessee State Museum in Nashville, Tennessee. Sponsored by Humanities Tennessee, the festival featured readings, panel discussions, a bookfair, author signings, and music performances. Participating authors included fiction writers Megan Miranda, Ann Patchett, and Lee Smith; and nonfiction writers Drew Gilpin Faust and Margaret Renkl. Festival events were free and open to the public. Visit the website for more information.

Accessibility accommodations included elevators in all multilevel event spaces; accessible sidewalks, pathways, and doorways; accessible port-a-potties; designated accessible seating; ramps; and accessible parking spaces. Contact event coordinator Abby Trotter at (615) 969-8113 or for additional accessibility details.

Contact Information

Southern Festival of Books, Humanities Tennessee, P.O. Box 60467, 807 Main Street, Suite B, Nashville, TN 37206. (615) 770-0006. Serenity Gerbman, Director of Literature & Language Programs.