Friday, July 12, 2013
25th Anniversary of the Southern Festival of Books
Ninety one days and counting until the Southern Festival of Books! Yipee! Earlier this week Humanities Tennessee announced its list of authors set to headline the twenty-fifth annual festival. The roster includes Bill Bryson (A Walk in the Woods), Jon Meacham (Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power), Alan Weisman (Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth), Ayana Mathis (The Twelve Tribes of Hattie). Cookbook author, TV host and chair of the Charleston Food and Wine Festival Nathalie Dupree (Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking) will also be in attendance. Don't like any of these authors or book titles? No worries, there are more than one hundred invited authors.
The Southern Festival of Books is a free, three-day celebration of the written word that annually attracts about 20,000 people to meet their favorite authors and experience an abundance of books, food, entertainment and culture. Held each year at Legislative Plaza in downtown Nashville, the festival features a diverse collection of authors to discuss and sign their books.
And just like needlework, so many books so little time to read.