Tami Hoag Luncheon Cancelled
The Savannah Book Festival has just been advised that best-selling author Tami Hoag has to cancel her May 8 luncheon appearance at The Plantation Club, at The Landings on Skidaway Island. We regret any inconveniences this may cause and will make every effort to bring her to a future SBF event. In the meantime, the Festival is returning reservation checks by mail.
Savannah Book Fest Thrives Despite Weather
More than 9,000 attendees descended on Telfair and Wright Squares, and the Trustees Theatre, for the 7th annual Savannah Book Festival this past weekend in Savannah, Ga. Thirty-nine authors, including Alice Hoffman (The Museum of Extraordinary Things, Scribner), Wally Lamb (We Are Water, Harper), Wiley Cash (This Dark Road to Mercy, William Morrow), John McMillian (Beatles vs Stones, Simon & Schuster), Lily Koppel (The Astronaut Wives Club, Grand Central), Anton DiScalfani (The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls, Riverhead), and Hugh Howey (Sand, CreateSpace), braved the inclement weather for the three-day event. While only three authors were forced to cancel appearances, many attendees were kept away by the elements. “We are certain that the winter storms affected our attendance negatively,” said executive director Robin Gold. “We got hundreds of emails and phone calls from disappointed people who had planned to come to the Festival from out of town and had cancelled trips because of the snow storms.”… Read More
Original Oil Painting Features Beloved Bookstore
The 2014 Savannah Book Festival “Lose Yourself in Books” painting depicts Savannah’s oldest bookstore, E. Shaver, Bookseller, an iconic and beloved landmark on Madison Square.
The painting was created by artist Becky Frame who has painted professionally for many years. In 2011, Becky and her husband Tim opened their own gallery, LOCAL COLOR, in Sandfly, GA.
The painting is on display and available for purchase for $2,000 at Local Color in Sandfly. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday: 10:00am – 5:00pm and Saturdays: 10:00am – 4:00pm
All proceeds benefit The Savannah Book Festival and help keep most Festival events free and open to the public.
Best of the Savannah Book Festival
Readers, authors, and community leaders love the Savannah Book Festival! Our latest video featuring Stephen King, Pat Conroy, Walter Isaacson, David Baldacci, Hoda Kotb, and many others. Video by Mehmet Caglayan.
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The 2014 Savannah Book Festival