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
Silent Auction Painting Features Beloved Bookstore
The 2014 Savannah Book Festival silent auction painting depicts Savannah’s oldest bookstore, E. Shaver, Bookseller, an iconic and beloved landmark on Madison Square. Created by artist Becky Frame, the painting is a gift to the city that’s been her home for nearly 20 years. Becky has painted professionally for many years. In 2011, she opened her own gallery, LOCAL COLOR, in Sandfly, GA. The painting will be on display for bidding throughout Festival weekend; proxy bids may also be made online – click here for bid form.
The winner will be announced at the conclusion of the Closing Address on February 16, 2014, and the painting can be taken home at that time. 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