This year's Festival, held Oct. 14-16 in downtown Nashville, featured Pulitzer prize winners, New York Times bestsellers, local, regional, and national authors, and hundreds of volunteers, supporters, and booklovers from all over the country.
With major support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Southern Festival of Books presents “Our Histories of Race and Ethnicity,” a rich and challenging track of sessions examining the ways in which our ethnic and racial identities shape us as individuals and as members of community.
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.
The studio's The Glass Menagerie production was named “Best Revival of an American Classic” by the Nashville Scene. On February 26, Humanities Tennessee will present a post-show conversation as part of our Pulitzer programming.
Humanities TN is honored to receive a grant for $18,250 from the Pulitzer Prize board of directors to conduct programming throughout Tennessee in 2016 related to the 100th anniversary of the prestigious awards.
It takes a year to produce the Festival, and a few hours to pack it all up on Sunday night. This year, as every year, we are profoundly grateful to the organizations, donors, volunteers and writers who made it all happen once again. We hope you made it your Festival, and we’ll do it again next year!
Poet Bobby C. Rogers, a professor at Union University in Jackson, has received the prestigious 2015 Witter Bynner Fellowship. Rogers will be honored at a reading and reception on Tues., Nov. 17 at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. The event is free to the public and begins with at 6:30 pm.
Humanitites Tennessee and the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities are pleased to present this special track of sessions at the 27th annual Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word, October 9-11, 2015.
Humanities Tennessee presents the 2nd annual Literary Death Match, a fundraiser for the Southern Festival of Books. Literary Death Match presents a thrilling mix of four famous and emerging authors who perform their most electric writing in seven minutes or less before a lively audience and a panel of three all-star judges.