Humanities Tennessee presents the 35th annual Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word
The Southern Festival of Books—taking place Saturday, October 21, through Sunday, October 22—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. The festival will be celebrating its move to a new home this year at Bicentennial Mall State Park, the Tennessee State Museum and the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
This year’s festival sessions will feature seven Vanderbilt UP authors:
- Joel Ebert and Erik Schelzig, authors of Welcome to Capitol Hill: Fifty Years of Scandal in Tennessee Politics—October 21, 10 to 11 a.m.
- Rob Curran, coauthor of Journey without End: Migration from the Global South through the Americas—October 21, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Brian Fairbanks, author of Wizards: David Duke, America’s Wildest Election, and the Rise of the Far Right
- Frye Gaillard, coeditor of A Word on Words: The Best of John Seigenthaler’s Interviews—October 21, Noon to 1 p.m.
- Jerome Moore, author of Deep Dish Conversations: Voices of Social Change in Nashville—October 22, 1 to 2 p.m.
- Jeff Fasano, photographer and author of Americana Portrait Sessions—October 22, 2 to 3 p.m.
For more information, visit the Southern Festival of Books website.