2010 Festival

Celebrating Eudora concert to go on despite cancellation by Mary Chapin Carpenter

The Show Goes on with Kate Campbell, Claire Holley & Caroline Herring at Celebrating Eudora Concert at 2010 Savannah Book Festival Despite Cancellation by Mary Chapin Carpenter Due to Extreme Winter Storm

Savannah, GA – February 5, 2010

The Third Annual Savannah Morning News Savannah Book Festival regretfully announces that Mary Chapin Carpenter will not be appearing at the Celebrating Eudora Tribute Concert.

This historic concert will still take place on Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 8 pm in Trinity Church on Telfair Square with the three other wonderful singer-songwriters—Kate Campbell, Caroline Herring and Claire Holley—who plan to give their audience an exciting, moving performance in tribute to southern writer Eudora Welty!

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Celebrating Eudora Tribute Concert Announced

Celebrating Eudora Tribute Concert
Saturday, February 6, 2010, 8:00 pm

with Kate Campbell, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Caroline Herring and Claire Holley

Presented in collaboration with the Savannah Music Festival

Co-sponsored by Carolyn Luck, & by John and Stephanie Duttenhaver

The Savannah Book Festival is offering a new ticketed musical event at this year’s Festival: five-time Grammy Award-winner Mary Chapin Carpenter and three other renowned singer-songwriters–Kate Campbell, Caroline Herring and Claire Holley–will perform a unique tribute to the late Pulitzer Prize-winning Southern writer Eudora Welty in a tribute concert the evening after the Savannah Book Festival on Saturday, February 6th, 2010, in Trinity Church.

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Brunch Speakers Announced

Sunday Brunch Talk, February 7, 2010
11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Sponsored by

The Festival is also thrilled to welcome back Festival favorite Julia Reed as our Sunday Brunch Speaker. Ms. Reed is the author of Queen of the Turtle Derby and Other Southern Phenomena; Ham Biscuits, Hostess Gowns and Other Southern Specialties: An Entertaining Life (with Recipes), a collection of her essays on food for the New York Times Magazine and The House on First Street: My New Orleans Story, a memoir. The fundraising Sunday Brunch and talk by Ms. Reed, a much-anticipated event in Savannah’s social calendar, will be held in Jepson Center for the Arts on Telfair Square from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm.  Ms. Reed will be introduced by Savannah College of Art & Design President Paula Wallace.  Tickets for $75 are on sale now through the Savannah Box Office.

Keynote Speaker Announced

Keynote Speech
Friday, February 5, 2010, 5:30 pm

Sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Dick Eckburg

The Savannah Book Festival is proud to announce that internationally renowned and bestselling thriller writer Vince Flynn will kick-off the 2010 Festival with a Keynote Speech on Friday, February 5th, 2010 at 5:30pm. Sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Dick Eckburg and hosted by Trinity United Methodist Church and free and open to the public, this exciting talk will feature a presentation by Vince Flynn, author of several New York Times bestselling novels, including his latest, Pursuit of Honor. Flynn’s novels feature counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp, who proves himself to be a hero unafraid “to walk the fine line between the moral high ground and violence” (The Salt Lake Tribune) for our country’s safety, for the sake of freedom, for the pursuit of honor.

Mr. Flynn will also appear during the Festival itself on Saturday, February 6th, 2010, again in the sanctuary of Trinity Church, to talk about his life in letters and his eleven novels, several of which are a part of the beloved Mitch Rapp series. Mr. Flynn, who overcame dyslexia and went on to fame and fortune as a writer, supports many worthy charities, including Tee it Up for the Troops and the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation.