Southern Festival of Books
War Memorial Plaza
301 6th Ave N | Get Directions
The Southern Festival of Books returns October 13 - 15 to War Memorial Plaza. This year marks the 29th annual event, which attracts 25,000 attendees to meet their favorite authors, become familiar with talented new writers, and engage with like-minded fans and followers of great literature. The Festival has become one of the most popular literary events in the country, as guests travel to Nashville to experience an abundance of authors and their books, along with food, entertainment, and culture.
In addition to three days of author readings and talks, the Festival also features three performance stages. A music stage focuses on the incredible talent of the Nashville music community and the performing arts stage offers theater, spoken word and poetry throughout the weekend. The Festival children’s stage features authors, musicians, performers, crafts, character costumes, and parties celebrating beloved children’s books.
The Festival is committed to curating a diverse collection of books by authors who will discuss and autograph their books. This group includes writers of adult, young adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction, Pulitzer Prize winners, New York Times bestsellers, and book club favorites. More than 60 publishers, booksellers, and nonprofit organizations will exhibit at the event, and Parnassus Books will serve as the onsite bookseller.
See the full line-up of authors here!
Friday, October 13: 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 14: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 15: 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
October, 13 @ 12:00 pm