Southern Festival of Books allows authors readers time, space to interact

Posted at 7:37 PM, Oct 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-11 20:37:03-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The 31st annual Southern Festival of Books began Friday - an event unique to Nashville and Tennessee.

Readers and writers can come together at the festival to celebrate the joy of reading.

It is located inside the Nashville Public Library and stretches out into Legislative Plaza. More than 200 authors from around the nation will be on-hand to hold panels, sign books, and talk with fans.

"Sometimes at book festivals you just sort of show up, you hear an author read, you clap and it's a great experience but that's sort of the end of it. And really the Southern Festival of Books has always been an opportunity for authors and readers to interact with each other with each other," said Humanities Tennessee Executive Director Tim Henderson.

The event is pet and family friendly and the best part - It's absolutely free.