2012 Festival

Savannah Book Festival hosts Pulitzer Prize winner Geraldine Brooks at May luncheon

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Bestselling author Geraldine Brooks will headline the Savannah Book Festival’s spring luncheon at noon, May 3, at the Plantation Club at The Landings, One Cottonwood Lane, Skidaway Island. Brooks, who won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2006 for her novel March, will discuss her most recent work of fiction, Caleb’s Crossing. read more…

Fifth Annual Savannah Book Festival Sees Record Attendance

Patrick Conroy said it perfectly, “I had a blast!” Over 11,000 Savannah Book Festival visitors had a blast enjoying over 40 authors and smashing all previous attendance records over the course of the 5-day event that marked the 5th anniversary of the Festival held February 15-19, 2012. Attendees packed author venues and book sales increased by 76% over 2011’s Festival with the total number of visitors nearly doubling those that attended the 3-day event last year. read more…

Exclusive Media and VIP Center at the Fifth Annual Savannah Book Festival

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 18, 2012

9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

LOCATION:  SECOND FLOOR OF THE JEPSON MUSEUM – AT THE FORMER CAFÉ ZEUM

  • Quiet area and seating for one-on-one interviews with authors and Festival Directors
  • Complimentary refreshments available
  • Free Wi-Fi

AUTHOR INTERVIEW PROTOCOL – PLEASE APPROACH AUTHORS AFTER THEIR PRESENTATIONS TO REQUEST AN INTERVIEW IN THE JEPSON MUSEUM AFTER COMPLETION OF THEIR BOOK SIGNING SESSION IN TELFAIR SQUARE – MEDIA CREDENTIALS MUST BE SHOWN

Please Remember:

  • Wearing media credentials ensures access to Media and VIP Center and all author presentations
  • Seating at author presentations cannot be guaranteed
  • Flash photography will not be permitted

Call Executive Director, Robin Gold on (912) 598 4040 or email info@savannahbookfestival.org

FOR ASSISTANCE DURING THE FESTIVAL PLEASE CONTACT:

Lesley Francis on (912)429 3950 or email lesley@francis.com
Messages will be checked and responded to throughout the Festival

Five Practical Tips to Make the Most of the Fifth Annual Savannah Book Festival

The Savannah Book Festival announces five essential pieces of information to ensure maximum enjoyment for the fifth annual festival which will take place over five days from February 15-19, 2012 in just five days’ time.  Savannah is offering residents and visitors the opportunity to “Lose Yourself in Books,” with over 40 authors and remains free and open to the public with the exception of three ticketed events. read more…

Leopold’s Ice Cream Creates Ice Cream Flavor for Savannah Book Festival Guest of Honor, Stephen King

Savannah’s favorite creamery, Leopold’s Ice Cream, is collaborating for a second year with the Savannah Book Festival and has created a brand new ice cream flavor for the 2012 Festival’s guest of honor, Stephen King. Leopold’s new flavor — a salty-sweet mix of milk chocolate with caramel and pretzels called “King’s Ice Scream”– was inspired by King’s latest novel “11/22/63,” and reflects the rich texture of King’s writing, which often includes social critique wrapped in a crowd-pleasing thriller. A percentage of all proceeds from “King’s Ice Scream” will benefit the book festival. read more…

The Savannah Book Festival Unveils the Final Schedule for the Main Day of the Festival

The Savannah Book Festival unveils the final schedule for the main day of the Festival on Saturday, February 18, 2012.  New extended hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Author presentations on Saturday remain free and open to the public and are being held in venues in and around Telfair Square.  Festival events run from February 15-19, 2012 and feature more than 40 critically acclaimed authors, offering Savannahians and visitors alike the opportunity to Lose Yourself in Books. read more…

SBF Announces Addition of Award-winning Author and Journalist, Nan Chase, to 5th Annual Line-up

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Book Festival announces a late addition to its stunning line-up of lifestyle gurus.  Author and journalist Nan Chase will appear in the Telfair Academy Sculpture Gallery on Saturday, February 18, 2012.  All Saturday events are free and open to the public.  There is still an opportunity to purchase tickets for two exciting Festival fundraising events: the Brad Thor  dinner on Wednesday, February 15 at 6.30pm at Skidaway Island’s Plantation Club for $65 and the Walter Isaacson presentation on his best-selling biography, Steve Jobs, at 6.30pm on Thursday February 16 at the Trustees Theater for $10. read more…

Savannah Book Festival’s Community Outreach Program, SBF@School, Once Again Sending Prominent Authors Into Schools to Talk With Students

(SAVANNAH, GA )  During this year’s five-day Savannah Book Festival from February 15–19,  the Festival’s community outreach program, SBF@School, is once again sending prominent authors into public and private high schools, colleges and universities to talk with students about their writing processes, their challenges and paths to publication. read more…

Four Top Crime and Thriller Authors will Capture Telfair Square Podiums at the Fifth Annual Savannah Book Festival

(SAVANNAH, GA)  During the Savannah Book Festival on Saturday, February 18, 2012, four top crime and thriller authors will capture Telfair Square podiums along with over 40 writers representing diverse genres.  But, within the theme of “Books and Crooks,” it will be Jeffery Deaver, Craig Johnson, Spencer Quinn and Brad Thor who will discuss how they create the novels that keep us thrilled, chilled and bone–tired reading late into the night.  These four authors’ books run the gamut from deadly malfeasance to crime with quirky protagonists and wry humor. read more…

2012 Highlights

(SAVANNAH, GA)  Number five marks a trifecta for the upcoming Savannah Book Festival being held February 15-19, 2012.  5 Days in 5 Weeks to Celebrate 5 Years!  This year’s Festival offers enthusiastic readers five days of events that begin with Brad Thor on Wednesday and end on Sunday when Stephen King will speak at a sold-out finale.  Five weeks are left until Telfair Square is bustling with over 40 outstanding authors and several thousand attendees.  And, the 2012 Festival celebrates the fifth year Savannah has offered the opportunity to “Lose Yourself in Books,”which is this year’s theme.  Festival activities are free and open to the public with the exception of three ticketed events. read more…

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