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2015 Schedule - Southern Festival of Books

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Youth sessions are in orange, Understanding Islam sessions are in green, and each author will have a signing immediately following their session in the Signing Colonnade. Enjoy!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9

Savoring the South: Getting to Know Classic Ingredients and Cuisine 
David Shields
Friday, October 9, 12:00-1:00 pm
Room 29, Legislative Plaza

Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight
Margaret Lazarus Dean
Friday, October 9, 12:00-1:00 pm
Room 30, Legislative Plaza

John Baeder's Road Well Taken
John Baeder
Friday, October 9, 12:00-1:00 pm
Room 31, Legislative Plaza

Bobby Braddock: A Life on Nashville's Music Row
Bobby Braddock
Friday, October 9, 12:00-1:00 pm
Room 12, Legislative Plaza

Loveable, Liveable Home: How to Add Beauty, Get Organized, and Make Your House Work for You
Sherry Petersik, John Petersik
Friday, October 9, 12:00-1:00 pm
Room 16, Legislative Plaza

Clear By Fire: A Search and Destroy Thriller
Joshua Hood
Friday, October 9, 12:00-1:00 pm
Conf Room 3, Nashville Public Library

The Adventures of Henry Thoreau: A Young Man's Unlikely Path to Walden Pond
Michael Sims
Friday, October 9, 12:00-1:00 pm
Conf. Room 1A-B, Nashville Public Library

How's Your Faith?: An Unlikely Spiritual Journey
David Gregory
Friday, October 9, 12:00-1:00 pm
Auditorium, Nashville Public Library

Lucy Negro, Redux
Caroline Randall Williams
Friday, October 9, 12:00-1:00 pm
Artober Performing Arts Stage

Julie Christensen
Friday, October 9, 12:00-1:00 pm
Music Stage

Heartbreaking Reckonings: Literary Suspense Novels
Ed Tarkington, Tim Johnston, M.O. Walsh
Friday, October 9, 12:00-1:30 pm
Commons Room, Nashville Public Library

On the Nature of Things: Three Poets
Bill Brown, Laura-Gray Street, Katherine Smith
Friday, October 9, 12:00-1:30 pm
Conf. Room 2, Nashville Public Library

Aaron Walters: Instrumentalist for Dance
Friday, October 9, 1:00-1:30 pm
Artober Stage, Nashville Public Library 

Everything Everything: A Novel
Nicola Yoon
Friday, October 9, 1:00-2:00 pm
Banner Room, Nashville Public Library

Bayou's Bounty: A Fictional and Historical Culinary Tour of Louisiana
Cynthia LeJeune Nobles, Maggie Heyn Richardson
Friday, October 9, 1:00-2:00 pm
Room 31, Legislative Plaza

The End Game
J.T. Ellison - CANCELLED
Friday, October 9, 1:00-2:00 pm
Room 12, Legislative Plaza

My Southern Heart: A Conversation with Rebecca Wells
Friday, October 9, 1:00-2:00 pm
Room 16, Legislative Plaza

Being Here Now: Poetry of the Every Day
Jan LaPerle, Gary McDowell
Friday, October 9, 1:00-2:00 pm
Conf Room 3, Nashville Public Library

Nashville Ballet presents "Layla and Majnun" - CANCELLED
Friday, October 9, 1:00-2:00 pm
Auditorium, Nashville Public Library

Tom House
Friday, October 9, 1:00-2:00 pm
Music Stage

Off the Books: On Literature and Culture
J. Peder Zane
Friday, October 9, 1:00-2:00 pm
Room 30, Nashville Public Library

This Is What I See; This Is What I Know: Storytelling Through Images and Experience                                       David G. Spielman, Alysia Burton Steele, David Underwood                    
Friday, October 9, 1:00-2:30 pm                                                                      
Conf. Room 1A-B, Nashville Public Library

Dark as a Mine and Deep as a Well: Short Stories of the Human Experience
Marlin Barton, Maggie Schein
Friday, October 9, 1:30-2:30 pm
Conf. Room 2, Nashville Public Library

Footsoldiers and Strategists in the American Civil War
Aaron Astor, Timothy Johnson, Gary W. Waddey
Friday, October 9, 1:30-3:00 pm
Commons Room, Nashville Public Library

Daniel Arite: Guitar Artist
Friday, October 9 2:00-3:00 pm
Artober Stage

Sunday Dinner and Outdoor Entertaining: Meals that Bring People Together
Tammy Algood, April McKinney
Friday, October 9, 2:00-3:00 pm
Room 30, Legislative Plaza

Miraculous and Tragic Powers: Novels on Loss, Love, and Supernatural Healing
Jason Mott, Pamela Schoenewaldt
Friday, October 9, 2:00-3:00 pm
Room 31, Legislative Plaza

A Real Southern Cook: In Her Savannah Kitchen
Dora Charles
Friday, October 9, 2:00-3:00 pm
Room 12, Legislative Plaza

There is No Time Left: Post-Apocalyptic Novels
Claire Vaye Watkins, Benjamin Percy
Friday, October 9, 2:00-3:00 pm
Auditorium, Nashville Public Library

Mysteries and Tensions: Two Poets
Robert Morgan, Charlotte Pence
Friday, October 9, 2:00-3:00 pm
Banner Room, Nashville Public Library

Excavating the Layers of Time: Two Novels
Sarah McCoy, Susanna Kearsley
Friday, October 9, 2:00-3:00 pm
Room 29, Legislative Plaza

Guide to the Vascular Plants of Tennessee
Chris Fleming
Friday, October 9, 2:00-3:00 pm
Conf Room 3, Nashville Public Library

R.B. Morris
Friday, October 9, 2:00-3:00 pm
Music Stage

Salesmen and Thieves: The Rise and Fall of Commercial Music
Barry Mazor, Stephen Witt
Friday, October 9, 2:30-3:30 pm
Conf. Room 1A-B, Nashville Public Library

Slouching Toward Tyranny: Mass Incarceration, Death Sentences, and Racism
Joseph B. Ingle
Friday, October 9, 2:30-3:30 pm
Conf. Room 2, Nashville Public Library

The Secret Wisdom of the Earth: A Novel
Christopher Scotton
Friday, October 9, 3:00-4:00 pm
Room 31, Legislative Plaza

Cries for Help, Various: Stories
Padgett Powell
Friday, October 9, 3:00-4:00 pm
Commons Room, Nashville Public Library

Another Day
David Levithan
Friday, October 9, 3:00-4:00 pm
Auditorium, Nashville Public Library

We Wanna Boogie: The Rockabilly Roots of Sonny Burgess and the Pacers
Marvin Schwartz
Friday, October 9, 3:00-4:00 pm
Conf Room 3, Nashville Public Library

Soul Food Love: Healthy Recipes Inspired by One Hundred Years of Cooking in a Black Family
Caroline Randall Williams, Alice Randall
Friday, October 9, 3:00-4:00 pm
Room 16, Legislative Plaza

Gwen Holt Duo
Friday, October 9, 3:00-4:00 pm
Music Stage

At Your Own Risk: The Perils and Joy of Translating Modern Poetry
Marilyn Kallet, Darren Jackson, Richard Jackson
Friday, October 9, 3:00-4:30 pm
Banner Room, Nashville Public Library

Who Can You Trust: Three Mysteries
Phyllis Gobbell, Elise Blackwell, Linda Thorne
Friday, October 9, 3:00-4:30 pm
Room 29, Legislative Plaza

Music City Romance Writers present "Love Between the Covers" Film Screening 
Friday, October 9, 3:00-5:00 pm

Room 12, Legislative Plaza

Poetry is the Answer: New Collections
Ansel Elkins, Rebecca Gayle Howell
Friday, October 9, 3:30-4:30 pm
Conf. Room 2, Nashville Public Library

The Political is Personal: Memoirs of Iran and Pakistan
Rafia Zakaria, Rahimeh Andalibian
Friday, October 9, 3:30-4:30 pm
Conf. Room 1A-B, Nashville Public Library

Mel'Kata: Belly Dance
Friday, October 9 3:45-4:00 pm
Artober Stage

The Storysinger: Deborah Wilbrink
Friday, October 9, 4:00-5:00 pm
Music Stage

Southern Word: Poetry and Spoken Word
Friday, October 9 4:00-5:00 pm
Artober Stage

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10

Women's National Book Association presents Coffee with Authors
Lauren Acampora, Lauren Groff, Ron Rash, Hester Young
Saturday, October 10, 9:30-11:00 am
Auditorium, Nashville Public Library

Wu Fei: Chinese Zither
Saturday, October 10 10:00-11:00 am
Artober Stage

The Voice of the Story: Inside the World of Audiobook Narrators
Andi Arndt, Melissa Reizian Frank
Saturday, October 10, 10:00-11:00 am
Room 30, Legislative Plaza

At What Cost? Histories of Race and Politics
Allyson Hobbs, David Beasley
Saturday, October 10, 10:00-11:00 am
Room 31, Legislative Plaza

Bill Crosby and the Bahama Llama Orchestra 
Saturday, October 10, 10:00-11:00 am
Youth Stage

Whiskey-Bent and Gallows-Bound: Novels of Turn-of-the-Century West Virginia
Matthew Null, Glenn Taylor
Saturday, October 10, 10:00-11:00 am
Room 12, Legislative Plaza

The Nuts: Sing and Dance in Your Polka-Dot Pants
Eric Litwin
Saturday, October 10, 10:00-11:00 am
War Memorial Auditorium

There Once Was A Woman From...: Stories from Women Finding Their Place in the World
Jennifer Horne, Sonja Livingston
Saturday, October 10, 10:00-11:00 am
Banner Room, Nashville Public Library

The Last Giant
George Spain, Peg Fredi
Saturday, October 10, 10:00-11:00 am
Conf. Room 2, Nashville Public Library

A Conversation with Pat Conroy
Pat Conroy, Catherine Seltzer
Saturday, October 10, 10:00-11:00 am
Conf. Room 1A-B, Nashville Public Library

Seeds of Freedom: The Peaceful Integration of Huntsville, Alabama
Hester Bass
Saturday, October 10, 10:00-11:00 am
Conf Room 3, Nashville Public Library

David Olney
Saturday, October 10, 10:00-11:00 am
Music Stage

Winter Buzz Panel: A Sneak Preview of Anticipated Novels
Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, C.J. Redwine, Courtney C. Stevens, Jeff Zentner
Saturday, October 10, 10:00-11:30 am
Room 29, Legislative Plaza

The Name and the Word: Understanding Islamic Faith
Bruce B. Lawrence, John Kaltner
Saturday, October 10, 10:00-11:00 pm
Commons Room, Nashville Public Library

Of Greed and Grit: Novels amid Rebellion and Reconstruction
Matthew Guinn, Kent Wascom
Saturday, October 10, 10:30-11:30 am
Room 16, Legislative Plaza

Nashville Zoo presents Animal Tales
Saturday, October 10, 11:00-11:30 am
Youth Stage

Appleblossom the Possum
Holly Goldberg Sloan, Gary Rosen
Saturday, October 10, 11:00-12:00 noon
Room 30, Legislative Plaza

House of Thieves: A Novel
Charles Belfoure
Saturday, October 10, 11:00-12:00 noon
Room 12, Legislative Plaza

A Sneak Peek at Nashville Public Television's "A Word on Words"
Saturday, October 10, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kevin Crane 

Changing Course: Reflections in the Wake of Desegregation
Kristen Green, Jim Grimsley
Saturday, October 10, 11:00-12:00 noon
Conf. Room 1A-B, Nashville Public Library

Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life
William Finnegan
Saturday, October 10, 11:00-12:00 noon
Commons Room, Nashville Public Library

From the Mountaintop to the Family Farm: The Pursuit of Sustainability in Two Novels
Leslie Lytle, Robert Gipe
Saturday, October 10, 11:00-12:00 noon
Banner Room, Nashville Public Library

Unknown Boundaries: Novels of Violence, Terror, and Loss
Eric Morris, Mark Powell
Saturday, October 10, 11:00-12:00 noon
Conf. Room 2, Nashville Public Library

Tiffani Huggins Grant
Saturday, October 10, 11:00-12:00 noon
Music Stage

Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia
Doug Orr, Fiona Ritchie
Saturday, October 10, 11:00-12:30 pm
Auditorium, Nashville Public Library

Memory, Museum, Muse: Poems
Bridgette Bates, Patricia Waters, Sandy Longhorn
Saturday, October 10, 11:00-12:30 pm
Conf Room 3, Nashville Public Library

The Problem of Uncertainty: Contemplating Alternate Realities in YA Fiction
Lindsey Lane, Moriah McStay
Saturday, October 10, 11:30-12:30 pm
Room 29, Legislative Plaza

Zeroes
Scott Westerfeld, Deborah Biancotti, Margo Lanagan
Saturday, October 10, 11:30-1:00 pm
Room 16, Legislative Plaza

The Ukedelics
Saturday, October 10, 11:45AM-12:30 pm
Youth Stage

Mel'Kata: Belly Dance
Saturday, October 10 11:45 am - 12:00 pm
Artober Stage

Nightborn
Lou Anders
Saturday, October 10, 12:00-1:00 pm
Room 30, Legislative Plaza

Mining the Mountain's Secrets: Two Novels
Ann Hite, Leah Stewart
Saturday, October 10, 12:00-1:00 pm
Room 31, Legislative Plaza

Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between
Jennifer E. Smith
Saturday, October 10, 12:00-1:00 pm
Commons Room, Nashville Public Library

Food is Love: Best Dishes from Nashville and the South
Nicki Pendleton Wood, Jennifer Justus
Saturday, October 10, 12:00-1:00 pm
Banner Room, Nashville Public Library

Bear Shadow
John Neely Davis
Saturday, October 10, 12:00-1:00 pm
Conf. Room 2, Nashville Public Library

The Bone Tree
Greg Iles
Saturday, October 10, 12:00-1:00 pm
War Memorial Auditorium

My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of the South
Rick Bragg
Saturday, October 10, 12:00-1:00 pm
Conf. Room 1A-B, Nashville Public Library

Les Kerr and His Bayou Band
Saturday, October 10, 12:00-1:00 pm
Music Stage

Whit and Al Hill: Telling Stories Through Song
Saturday, October 10, 12:00-1:00 pm
Artober Stage

Ditching the Daily: Chronicles of Simple Living, Finding Joy, and Letting Go
Scott Dannemiller, David James, Veronica James, Alex Sheshunoff
Saturday, October 10, 12:00-1:30 pm
Room 12, Legislative Plaza

Timmy Failure: Sanitized For Your Protection
Stephan Pastis
Saturday, October 10, 12:30-1:30 pm
Auditorium, Nashville Public Library

Across the Invisible Divide: Women Poets of Tennessee
Catherine Moore, Sandy Coomer
Saturday, October 10, 12:30-1:30 pm
Conf Room 3, Nashville Public Library

Robert Churchwell: Writing News, Making History
Gloria Respress-Churchwell, Kevin B. Churchwell, Alexandria Churchwell, Bryard Huggins, Michael McBride
Saturday, October 10, 12:30-2:00 pm
Room 29, Legislative Plaza

Birthday Party for Huckle Cat
Saturday, October 10, 12:45-1:15 pm
Youth Stage

Breaking the YA Mold
Cammie McGovern, Julie Murphy
Saturday, October 10, 1:00-2:00 pm
Room 31, Legislative Plaza

DancEast: Movement and Creativity
Saturday, October 10 1:00-2:00 pm
Artober Stage

The Wind in the Reeds: A Storm, a Play, and the City that Would Not Be Broken
Wendell Pierce
Saturday, October 10, 1:00-2:00 pm
Conf. Room 1A-B, Nashville Public Library

Re-creating the Past: Provocative Heroines in Two Historical Novels
Meg Waite Clayton, Deborah Johnson
Saturday, October 10, 1:00-2:00 pm
Banner Room, Nashville Public Library

Creativity and Play: Making Art for All Ages
Terry Border, Brian D. Parker
Saturday, October 10, 1:00-2:00 pm
Conf. Room 2, Nashville Public Library

Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here
Karima Bennoune
Saturday, October 10, 1:00-2:00 pm
War Memorial Auditorium

A Free State: A Novel
Tom Piazza
Saturday, October 10, 1:00-2:00 pm
Room 16, Legislative Plaza

Korby Lenker
Saturday, October 10, 1:00-2:00 pm
Music Stage

Choose Your Own Adventure: Imaginative Stories for Young Readers
James Riley, Nicholas Gannon, Robert Beatty
Saturday, October 10, 1:00-2:30 pm
Room 30, Legislative Plaza

Change for the Better: The Struggle of Adapting in Middle Grade Fiction
Gail Nall, Cynthia Lord, Anne Bustard
Saturday, October 10, 1:00-2:30 pm
Commons Room, Nashville Public Library

Falling Stars
Ashlyne Huff Revelette
Saturday, October 10, 1:30-2:30 pm
Youth Stage

Mastering the Art of Southern Vegetables
Nathalie Dupree, Cynthia Graubart
Saturday, October 10, 1:30-2:30 pm
Room 12, Legislative Plaza

The Infinite Sea: The Second Book of the Fifth Wave
Rick Yancey, author of the 5th Wave Series
Saturday, October 10, 1:30-2:30 pm
Auditorium, Nashville Public Library

Seeds, Threads, and the Search for God: Poetry
June Hall McCash, Lola White, Susan O'Dell Underwood
Saturday, October 10, 1:30-3:00 pm
Conf Room 3, Nashville Public Library

Southern Word: Spoken Word and Poetry
Saturday, October 10, 2:00-3:00 pm
Artober Stage

Courtly Behavior: Political Intrigue in Two Castles
Dana Chamblee Carpenter, Sarah Kennedy
Saturday, October 10, 2:00-3:00 pm
Room 31, Legislative Plaza

Rise and Shine! A Southern Son's Treasury of Food, Family and Friends 
Johnathon Scott Barrett  
Saturday, October 10, 2:00-3:00 pm                                                                    
Conf. Room 1A-B, Nashville Public Library

Modern Islam: A Conversation Between Two Scholars
miriam cooke, Joseph Massad
Saturday, October 10, 2:00-3:00 pm
Room 16, Legislative Plaza

Erased from the Map: Facing Coastal Extinction in Two Novels
Michael Crummey, Margaret McMullan
Saturday, October 10, 2:00-3:00 pm
Banner Room, Nashville Public Library

From The Ashes: Novels of Justice and Hope at Home and Abroad
Corban Addison, Kimberly Belle
Saturday, October 10, 2:00-3:00 pm
Conf. Room 2, Nashville Public Library

Brian Laidlaw
Saturday, October 10, 2:00-3:00 pm
Music Stage

YA Publishing Boot Camp
Vivi Barnes, Christina Farley, Lynne Matson, Amy Christine Parker
Saturday, October 10, 2:00-3:30 pm
Room 29, Legislative Plaza

Where's Waldo? Scavenger Hunt Winners Announced
Saturday, October 10, 2:15-3:00 pm
Youth Stage

Simmering Down South: Young People Confronting the Civil War and Civil Rights
Taylor Kitchings, Lisa Lewis Tyre
Saturday, October 10, 2:30-3:30 pm
Room 30, Legislative Plaza

Backstage Pass to the Seventies: Life on the Road with the Bee Gees and Alice Cooper
Dennis Dunaway, Dennis Bryon
Saturday, October 10, 2:30-3:30 pm
Room 12, Legislative Plaza

Honor Thy Mother and Father: Memoirs on the Complex Relationships between Parents and Children
George Hodgman, Harrison Scott Key
Saturday, October 10, 2:30-3:30 pm
Commons Room, Nashville Public Library

Above the Waterfall: A Novel
Ron Rash
Saturday, October 10, 2:30-3:30 pm
Auditorium, Nashville Public Library

The Secret Chord
Geraldine Brooks
Saturday, October 10, 2:30-3:30 pm
War Memorial Auditorium

Circle Players: Selections from "Of Mice and Men”
Saturday, October 10 3:00-4:00 pm
Artober Stage

Fates and Furies: A Novel
Lauren Groff
Saturday, October 10, 3:00-4:00 pm
Room 31, Legislative Plaza

Screening Room: Family Pictures
Alan P. Lightman
Saturday, October 10, 3:00-4:00 pm
Conf. Room 1A-B, Nashville Public Library

The Violence Never Ends: Novels of Reenactment and Revenge
Gerald Duff, Jeffrey Stayton
Saturday, October 10, 3:00-4:00 pm
Conf. Room 2, Nashville Public Library

George Washington Carver: A Life
Christina Vella - CANCELLED
Saturday, October 10, 3:00-4:00 pm
Conf Room 3, Nashville Public Library

Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story
David Maraniss
Saturday, October 10, 3:00-4:00 pm
Room 16, Legislative Plaza

John Fabke, Matt Flinner
Saturday, October 10, 3:00-4:00 pm
Music Stage

Torn from the Sun
Gregory Donovan
Saturday, October 10
3:00-4:00 pm, NPL Conf. Room 3

Unmasking the Ordinary: Short Stories of Layered Lives
Michael Gerhard Martin, Cate McGowan, Korby Lenker
Saturday, October 10, 3:00-4:30 pm
Banner Room, Nashville Public Library

Mad Scientists & Supersonic Siblings: Comical Stories for Kids
Matthew McElligott, Jessica Young
Saturday, October 10, 3:30-4:30 pm
Room 30, Legislative Plaza

Behind Ivied Walls and Well-Kept Houses: Stories of Disquiet in the Northeast
Lauren Acampora, Holly LeCraw
Saturday, October 10, 3:30-4:30 pm
Commons Room, Nashville Public Library

Perspectives: A Conversation with Tennessee Muslims
Aisha Lbhalla, David Osgood, Fozia Ahmed

Saturday, October 10, 3:30-4:30 pm
Auditorium, Nashville Public Library

The Crossover
Kwame Alexander
Saturday, October 10, 3:30-4:30 pm
War Memorial Auditorium

Breaking the Rules in Love's Contest: Intrigue and Romance in YA Lit
Martha Brockenbrough, Erin Bow, Sharon Cameron
Saturday, October 10, 3:30-5:00 pm
Room 29, Legislative Plaza

Writing for the Eye, Writing for the Ear
Maggi Britton Vaughn, KB Ballentine, Jeff Hardin, Marilyn Kallet
Saturday, October 10, 3:30-5:00 pm
Room 12, Legislative Plaza

Jack London: A Writer's Fight for a Better America
Cecelia Tichi
Saturday, October 10, 4:00-5:00 pm
Conf. Room 1A-B, Nashville Public Library

Tennessee Women: Their Lives and Times, vol. 2
Beverly Bond, Sarah Wilkerson Freeman
Saturday, October 10, 4:00-5:00 pm
Conf Room 3, Nashville Public Library

Michael Buffalo Smith
Saturday, October 10, 4:00-5:00 pm
Music Stage

Homegrown Heartache: Novels of Loss and Healing
Deborah Mantella, Kim Michele Richardson, Gwen Roland
Saturday, October 10, 4:00-5:30 pm
Room 31, Legislative Plaza

The Myth and Mystique of Our Forebears: Uncovering the Histories of Three Families
Frye Gaillard, Cindy McMahon, Emily Bingham
Saturday, October 10, 4:00-5:30 pm
Room 16, Legislative Plaza

Behind the Curtain: The Role of Artifice in Three Novels
Greer MacAllister, Don Winston, Erica Wright
Saturday, October 10, 4:00-5:30 pm
Conf. Room 2, Nashville Public Library

Nashville Shakespeare Festival: Discovering Shakespeare
Saturday, October 10 4:15 - 5:00 pm
Artober Stage

Nancy
Guy Gilchrist
Saturday, October 10, 4:30-5:30 pm
Auditorium, Nashville Public Library

Nashville Architecture: A Guide to the City
Carroll Van West
Saturday, October 10, 4:30-5:30 pm
Banner Room, Nashville Public Library

Cursed Be the Ties That Bind: Novels of Sacrifice, Secrets, and Spells
Melissa Wyllie, James McTeer
Saturday, October 10, 4:30-5:30 pm
Room 30, Legislative Plaza

He Ain't Heavy: Memoirs of Brotherhood
Barry Moser, David Payne
Saturday, October 10, 5:00-6:00 pm
Conf. Room 1A-B, Nashville Public Library

Brian Johannesen
Saturday, October 10, 5:00-6:00 pm
Music Stage

Mel'Kata: Belly Dance
Saturday, October 10 5:00-5:15 pm
Artober Stage

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11

The Nashville Public Library and Wishing Chair Productions Puppet Truck present The Little Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings
Sunday, October 11, 12:00-12:30 pm
Youth Stage

Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads
Paul Theroux
Sunday, October 11, 12:00-1:00 pm
Conf. Room 1A-B, Nashville Public Library

Invoking the Spirit: Magical YA novels
Lori Goldstein, Martina Boone
Sunday, October 11, 12:00-1:00 pm
Room 29, Legislative Plaza

Oil and Coal Can't Tar Our Souls: Comic Crime Noir
Jason Miller, Tom Cooper
Sunday, October 11, 12:00-1:00 pm
Room 12, Legislative Plaza

Undivided: A Muslim Daughter, Her Christian Mother, Their Path to Peace
Alana Raybon
Sunday, October 11, 12:00-1:00 pm
Room 16, Legislative Plaza

Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations
Lily Clayton Hansen
Sunday, October 11, 12:00-1:00 pm
Auditorium, Nashville Public Library

The Invisible Scars of Family Tragedies: Two Novels
Julie Cantrell, Nancy Reisman
Sunday, October 11, 12:00-1:00 pm
Conf. Room 2, Nashville Public Library

Michael Buffalo Smith
Sunday, October 11, 12:00-1:00 pm
Music Stage

Tommy Womack
Sunday, October 11, 12:00-1:00 pm
Music Stage

Pig, Pug, Poppy, Spy: Children's Books Fun For All
Lynne Berry, Susan Eaddy, Jessica Young
Sunday, October 11, 12:00-1:30 pm
Room 30, Legislative Plaza

Bar Choirs, Feral Hogs, and Prep Schools: Comic Southern Novels
Katherine Clark, Sally Kilpatrick, Julia Elliott
Sunday, October 11, 12:00-1:30 pm
Room 31, Legislative Plaza

Daily Echoes: Poems
Ray McManus, Brian Laidlaw, Adam Vines, R. Mac Jones
Sunday, October 11, 12:00-1:30 pm
Conf Room 3, Nashville Public Library

Over Mountains, Under Walls: Courageous Escapes Toward Freedom
Dana Walrath, Jennifer Nielsen
Sunday, October 11, 1:00-2:00 pm
Room 29, Legislative Plaza

The Nest
Kenneth Oppel
Sunday, October 11, 1:00-2:00 pm
Room 12, Legislative Plaza

The Food Activist Handbook: Big and Small Things You Can Do to Provide Fresh, Healthy Meals for Your Community
Ali Berlow
Sunday, October 11, 1:00-2:00 pm
Room 16, Legislative Plaza

Cook's Country Eats Local
Bridget Lancaster
Sunday, October 11, 1:00-2:00 pm
Auditorium, Nashville Public Library

The Magic of Fate: Strong Heroines at Crossroads in Two Novels
Margaret Verble, Ellen Malphrus
Sunday, October 11, 1:00-2:00 pm
Conf. Room 2, Nashville Public Library

Watermelon Wine: The Poetry of Southern Music
Frye Gaillard, Anne E. DeChant
Sunday, October 11, 1:00-2:00 pm
Music Stage

Nashville Ballet: The Emperor and the Nightingale
Sunday, October 11 1:00-1:30 pm
Artober Stage

Feeding the Soul: Food, Music, and Southern Cultural Politics
Angela Jill Cooley, Dave Hoekstra, Charles L. Hughes
Sunday, October 11, 1:00-2:30 pm
Conf. Room 1A-B, Nashville Public Library

Hardship and Hope: Young Adults Coming of Age
Faye Gibbons, Debra Coleman Jeter
Sunday, October 11, 1:30-2:30 pm
Room 30, Legislative Plaza

What Matters Most: Novels of Finding Family
Kristy Woodson Harvey, Amanda Eyre Ward
Sunday, October 11, 1:30-2:30 pm
Room 31, Legislative Plaza

 We speak for ourselves: The Southern Female Voice in Poetry
Nickole Brown, Caki Wilkinson
Sunday, October 11, 1:30-2:30 pm
Conf Room 3, Nashville Public Library

Mr. Steve, The Music Man
Sunday, October 11, 1:45-2:15 pm
Youth Stage

Nate Eppler: Nashville Repertory Theatre's Playwright-in-Residence
Sunday, October 11 2:00-3:00 pm
Artober Stage

The Kept
James Scott
Sunday, October 11, 2:00-3:00 pm
Commons Room, Nashville Public Library

Sound History: Guitars and Players
Jay M. Pilzer, Michael Buffalo Smith
Sunday, October 11, 2:00-3:00 pm
Banner Room, Nashville Public Library

Johnny Campbell and the Bluegrass Drifters
Sunday, October 11, 2:00-3:00 pm
Music Stage

Things May Fall Apart: Navigating Complex Feelings in YA Lit
Will Walton, Helene Dunbar, Kathryn Holmes
Sunday, October 11, 2:00-3:30 pm
Room 29, Legislative Plaza

A Crack in the Spine: Novels on the Power of Literature
Steve Stern, Lorraine Lopez, Shelly King
Sunday, October 11, 2:00-3:30 pm
Room 12, Legislative Plaza

You Can Get There from Here: Memoirs of Finding Your Self Someplace Else
Leigh Ann Henion, Thorpe Moeckel, Andra Watkins
Sunday, October 11, 2:00-3:30 pm
Room 16, Legislative Plaza

Words of the Now: Poets with a Wide Lens
Ryan Guth, Arne Weingart
Sunday, October 11, 2:00-3:30 pm
Conf. Room 2, Nashville Public Library

Kids Celebrate FBCCH Sesquicentennial
Sunday, October 11, 2:30-3:15 pm
Youth Stage

Steps Towards Equality: Stories of Civil Rights in the '60s
Margaret McMullan, Ronald Kidd
Sunday, October 11, 2:30-3:30 pm
Room 30, Legislative Plaza

Drawing Laughs: New Yorker Cartoons and Random Penguins
Matthew Diffee, Mary Laura Philpott
Sunday, October 11, 2:30-3:30 pm
Room 31, Legislative Plaza

Crooked Letter I: Coming Out in the South
B. Andrew Plant, Liz Craven, Christina Holzhauser, Ed Madden, Vickie Spray
Sunday, October 11, 2:30-3:30 pm
Conf. Room 1A-B, Nashville Public Library

Mel'Kata: Belly Dance
Sunday, October 11 3:00-3:30 pm
Artober Stage

JesseLee Jones
Sunday, October 11, 3:00-4:30 pm
Music Stage

Blue Moves Dance Company: Blue Terra
Sunday, October 11 3:30 - 4:00 pm
Artober Stage

Where's Waldo? Scavenger Hunt Winners Announced
Saturday, October 10, 2:15-3:00 pm
Youth Stage

Birthday Party for Tacky the Penguin
Sunday, October 11, 3:30-4:15 pm
Youth Stage

The Republic of Imagination - CANCELLED
Azar Nafisi
Sunday, October 11, 3:30-4:30 pm
Conf. Room 1A-B, Nashville Public Library

Spectres and Speculation: Two Poets
Tom C. Hunley, Gaylord Brewer
Sunday, October 11, 3:30-4:30 pm
Conf. Room 2, Nashville Public Library