Humanities Tennessee's Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word was first held in Nashville in October, 1989, and has been held annually since.
The Festival is free and open to the public with no tickets or registration required. Each year the Festival brings more than 250 of the nation's and region's most prominent authors, from legendary mystery writers to critically acclaimed debut novelists, poets, biographers, food writers, children's and young adult authors. Every author on the program takes part in a solo reading or a panel discussion, followed by a book signing.
In addition to author events you'll enjoy live music, book exhibitors from around the country, and favorite book characters and performances.
The Festival is held at War Memorial Plaza, Legislative Plaza, and the Nashville Public Library in downtown Nashville.
App features include:
Schedule: See all participating authors in the Lineup; make your own schedule of events with the My Schedule feature; scroll through all events by date and time in the Schedule selection; browse the most 'liked' events in the Popular section.
Map: All events happen on War Memorial Plaza, Legislative Hearing Rooms, and in the Nashville Public Library
Event Info: A list of FAQs including ADA access, dates, times, parking options in the area, a list of book exhibitors, food trucks on site, how to get involved, our Festival sponsors whose generous support makes the Festival happen, and more.
About: Learn about the history of the Festival and the work of Humanities Tennessee.
News & Social: Connect with us! Stay up to date on last minute schedule changes through Twitter and stay in touch with us throughout the year on Facebook.
Support the Festival: Keep the Festival going with your donation!