Southern Festival of Books

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Nashville, TN, United States
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The 2022 Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word was held from October 14 to October 16 at the War Memorial Plaza and the Nashville Public Library in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Sponsored by Humanities Tennessee, the festival featured readings, panel discussions, a bookfair, author signings, and music performances for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers. Participating authors included fiction writers Julie Otsuka and Peng Shepherd; and nonfiction writers Rick Bragg, Patrick Radden Keefe, Imani Perry, and Margo Price. 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; ADA-compliant port-a-potties; desginated ADA seating; ramps; and accessible parking spaces. Writers contacted event coordinator Abby Trotter at or (615) 969-8113 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.