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2023 Southern Festival of Books

October 21 - October 22

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Poster for Southern Festival of Books event

Artwork by Cymone Wilder 

The Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word is among the oldest literary festivals in the country, annually welcoming hundreds of authors and thousands of visitors to downtown Nashville each October.

The Festival is free, and includes performance stages, food trucks, and loads of publishers and booksellers. We look forward to seeing you downtown at the Bicentennial Mall, Tennessee State Museum, and Tennessee State Library.

Stop by the TN-IDA table and say hello!


October 21
October 22


Bicentennial Mall State Park
600 James Robertson Pkwy
Nashville, TN 37243 United States
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