Welcome to the Savannah Book Festival!
February 15 – 18, 2024
The Savannah Book Festival is an annual event, free and open to the public, in celebration of the written word and its role in improving the human experience. Our mission is to promote reading, writing and civil conversation. Since the first Savannah Book Festival in 2008, SBF has presented an array of nationally-acclaimed authors to crowds of book-loving attendees through our ticketed Headline Addresses and our free Festival Saturday.
Our four-day Festival takes place over the course of a sunny Presidents’ Day Weekend, against the backdrop of stunning historic buildings, cascading Spanish moss, and blooming Azaleas. Each year, over 9,000 people join us for three ticketed Headliner Address events and for our free Festival Saturday, which features over 30 authors appearing at unique venues around three historic squares in Downtown Savannah.
Festival Saturday presentations take place in museums, churches, and theaters in and around the historic Telfair, Wright, and Chippewa Squares in the heart of Downtown Savannah. Our lineup of nationally-recognized authors from wide-ranging genres give 30-minute solo presentations on their creative process, followed by a Q&A and book signing.
The Ruth Ware will give the Opening Address. Jeannette Walls will provide the Keynote, and David Grann, Barnes & Noble’s Author of the Year will deliver the Closing Address. Headliner Addresses are ticketed events presented in the Historic Trustees Theater in Downtown Savannah.
Headliners give a 45-minute presentation on their creative process and life as a writer, followed by a Q&A and book signing. Sponsors and Literati members received guaranteed access to Headliner Addresses. Tickets to Headliner Addresses are $30. Tickets go on sale to the public on Thursday, January 11 at the Savannah Theater Box Office.
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News & Updates
The 2024 Savannah Book Festival was our most successful yet! Our attendance numbers continue to climb, and our social media engagement is more active than ever. The feedback we receive in our surveys informs our decisions and helps us to improve. Here's the link to...
We are trying something new at the 2024 Savannah Book Festival. For the first time in the history of SBF we will have two panel discussions. We have scheduled two panels for Festival Saturday in the afternoon. All of the authors participating in the panelists will...
The wait is over! We have posted the Festival Saturday schedule. We have added links to the schedule so that you can click on the authors names to go to their pages and learn about their books. Please note we have added a new location this year. The Cultural Arts...