Southern Festival of Books

Have you picked out who you’re going to see at the Southern Festival of Books October 13-15?

The festival is free and open to the public, and sessions take place at the Main Library and War Memorial Auditorium.

Festival mainstays, always worth seeing 

Rick Bragg: on his new book of essays My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of the South on Saturday from 3:30-4:30 at War Memorial.

Clyde Edgerton reads from his new edition of Raney on Sunday from 12:00-1:00 at War Memorial.

If you’re a fan of short stories...’ll want to see Tim Gautreaux on Saturday (12:00-1:00 in NPL Conference Room 1A).  

Then Michael Knight, who wrote one of my favorite short story collections of this year, Eveningland, serves on two short story panels:

  • Library of American presents “Peter Taylor: Collected Stories”, Saturday, 10:00-11:00, NPL Commons
  • Finding the Key of Emotion: The Art of the Short Story, Saturday, 2:00-3:30, NPL Children’s Program Room

Other standouts of the weekend

Ronni Lundy, who wrote the amazing Appalachian cookbook Victuals, is on a panel about Woman Walk the Line: How the Women in Country Music Changed Our Lives on Saturday from 2:30-3:30 in the NPL Commons.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning Jennifer Egan discusses her new book Manhattan Beach on Friday, 12:00-1:00, NPL Conference Room 1B.  
Kevin Wilson, probably best known for The Family Fang, talks about his newest book, Perfect Little World, on Saturday from 12:00-1:00 in NPL Special Collections.

Enjoy the festival!

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