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Southern Festival of Books


  • War Memorial Plaza and Main Public Library 301 6th Avenue North Nashville, TN, 37243 United States (map)

The Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word℠ is a free, three-day Festival hosted each October where readers and writers are offered an opportunity to celebrate the joy of reading and lifelong learning.

Thousands of book lovers come together to hear panels and solo sessions featuring 200 of the nation’s foremost writers. In addition to attending sessions, attendees peruse exhibitor booths, food trucks, and enjoy musical, theatrical, and spoken word performances, along with events for children and youth, on our three performance stages on the Plaza.

Earlier Event: October 4
West Virginia Book Festival
Later Event: April 4
Roanoke Author Invasion