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Tim Champlin

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The Wild West of Louis L'Amour

is the author of thirty-one novels and numerous short stories and articles. He lives in Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia.

Gaylord Brewer

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Country of Ghost

is a professor at Middle Tennessee State University, where he edits Poems and Plays. His most recent books are the poetry collection The Martini Diet and the novel Octavius the First, both published in 2008. His work has frequently appeared in Alimentum


Spectres and Speculation: Two Poets
Tom C. Hunley, Gaylord Brewer

Sunday, October 11, 3:30-4:30 pm
Conf. Room 2, Nashville Public Library

About the Southern Festival of Books

SFB PlazaThe dates and times for 2018 Southern Festival of Books are:

Friday, October 12, 2018: 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 13, 2018: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 14, 2018: 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word

The Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written WordSM is a three-day Festival celebrated each year during the second full weekend of October. It is free and open to the public. No advance registration or tickets are required. All seating is on a first-come basis.

The Festival annually welcomes more than 200 authors from throughout the nation and in every genre for readings, panel discussions and book signings. Book lovers have the opportunity to hear from and meet some of America's foremost writers in fiction, history, mystery, food, biography, travel, poetry and children's literature among others.

About the Southern Festival of Books

Join us this fall for the 30th annual Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word!

Friday, October 12th, 2018
Saturday, October 13th, 2018
Sunday, October 14th, 2018

The festival is free and open to the public. No advance registration or tickets are required. All seating is on a first-come basis.  Read more...

Events for Children and Young Adults

The SFB loves kids and kids love the SFB! The Festival has events for all ages including panel sessions with renowned children’s and young adult authors, musicians, storytellers, artists, and your favorite book characters. Learn more...

Authors in the Round Dinner

Eat, drink and be literary! The 2018 dinner will take place Friday, October 12, at historic War Memorial Auditorium. We will  welcome 40 guest authors for an evening of dining, literary conversation, and celebration of the written word. Authors in the Round was founded in 2008 and has quickly become a signature event in Nashville and a vital  part of the Festival fundraising effort. Learn more...

This Year's Authors

View the list of 2018 participating authors. [WILL BE POSTED SUMMER OF 2018]

View the 2018 SFB schedule online. [WILL BE POSTED SUMMER OF 2018]

Get Involved

Submit your book for consideration
Become a Sponsor
Sign Up to Volunteer

The Festival would not be a success without the participation of about 400 volunteers, donors, corporate and foundation sponsors, and local businesses and organizations that support the event. There are numerous ways to get involved with the SFB. Read more...


Guests browsing books at the FestivalIf you are a bookseller, publisher, press, literacy organization, or a company with book-related products, we invite you to exhibit. Join us!

Find exhibitor information and registration materials here.

Handmade & Bound

NEW IN 2017: Humanities Tennessee is thrilled to partner with Watkins College of Art to bring Handmade & Bound to the Southern Festival of Books this year! Handmade & Bound celebrates the art of handcrafted zines, artist books, and all things printed on paper. Be sure to stop by the tent and check out the beautiful Handmade & Bound wares. See you on the Plaza! 

Southern Festival of Books Sponsors

The Southern Festival of Books depends on the generous support of the following sponsors: