Every October, Nashville has a stellar literary party, a weekend of major authors, lots of readers and a ton of books. And the best part? It's FREE!
The Southern Festival of Books, sponsored by Humanities Tennessee, is my favorite weekend of the year. All the Nashville authors get to strut their stuff (and trust me, there's a lot of us) but there's also major authors from around the world who attend. Two favorites of mine are going to be here this weekend, Audrey Niffenegger (I'm reading THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE and loving it) and Robert Goolrick, plus my dear friend Erica Spindler who is coming in Friday. I see a lot of good wine and girl time ahead.
So come one, come all! I've got a panel on Saturday at 1:30 in the Old Supreme Court building with Erica and Libby Fisher Hellman, moderated by Gail Kerr, who has a lovely write up on the festival in THE TENNESSEAN this morning. I'll be wandering around the grounds, enjoying the amazing weather we have in store - 80 degrees, sunny and not a cloud in our cerulean October skies.
See the scheduled lineup here - and be sure to come by and say hi!