Artwork by Cymone Wilder
The Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word is among the oldest literary festivals in the country, annually welcoming hundreds of authors and thousands of visitors to downtown Nashville each October.
The Festival is free, and includes performance stages, food trucks, and loads of publishers and booksellers. We look forward to seeing you downtown at the Bicentennial Mall, Tennessee State Museum, and Tennessee State Library.
Weekend Festival hours are:
SATURDAY, OCT. 21: 9AM-6PM
SUNDAY, OCT. 22: 10AM-5PM
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We look forward to celebrating the written word with you this Fall!
THE SOUTHERN FESTIVAL OF BOOKS IS A PROGRAM OF HUMANITIES TENNESSEE