Festival Weekend

Every February, as the azaleas are budding under the city’s moss-draped oaks, Savannah rolls out the red carpet for a diverse group of carefully selected authors, well-known and emerging.  President’s Day weekend ushers in the Savannah Book Festival.  One of the country’s finest invitation only literary festivals.  The Savannah Book Festival is comprised of 4 different events: 

  • An opening address on Thursday evening
    • This year featuring Jack Carr on February 16th at 6:30pm.  
    • Tickets on-sale now. Click here:  Tickets
  • A keynote address on Friday evening
  • Festival Saturday – free and open to the public
    • 40+ authors presenting throughout the day at 7 different venues throughout downtown Savannah
    • Learn about the Pulitzer Prize winning and debut authors alike who will be spreading the love of reading on our Meet the Author page.  
    • All venues are centered around Telfair, Wright and Chippewa square, within a 10 – 15 minute walk of each other.  Map
  • A closing address on Sunday afternoon
    • This year presenting David Maraniss on February 19th at 2:00pm
    • Tickets on-sale now. Click here:  Tickets

Joins us Presidents’ Day weekend as downtown Savannah transforms into a literary paradise for 4-days with 50+ authors sharing their love of reading and the art of writing.  See y’all soon!

 

News & Updates

Headliner Tickets on Sale at the Savannah Box Office

Tickets to the 2023 Savannah Book Festival Headliner Addresses are on sale at the Savannah Box Office. Former Navy Seal and bestselling author, Jack Carr will deliver the opening address on Thursday, February 16th at 6:30pm. Authors of some of the best mysteries ever...

Literati Pre-Sale Headliner Tickets

Silver Literati members are able to purchase tickets to the 2023 Savannah Book Festival headliner events Thursday, January 5 - Wednesday, January 11, 2023 through the Savannah Box Office. Gold Literati members will receive 2 tickets to each headliner event, those...

In Case You Missed It…

Book TV | Series | C-SPAN.org | C-SPAN.org

At the 2022 SBF, C-SPAN Book TV recorded authors presenting at the Trinity Methodist Church. Click HERE if you would like to view those recordings.

Author presentations available:

• Qian Julie Wang, “Beautiful Country: A Memoir”
• Jared Alexander, “Volunteers: Growing Up in the Forever War”
• Bradford Pearson, “The Eagles of Heart Mountain”
• Michael Ian Black, “A Better Man: A (Mostly Serious) Letter to My Son”
• Dr. Lydia Kang & Nate Pedersen, “Patient Zero”
• Margaret Coker, “The Spymaster of Baghdad”

 

2022 Festival Saturday Livestreams

Jepson    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_p0mIta_w4DChTl6iP3_lw

First Baptist Church     https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZIqZzjL_CmuXEGJbK1hw_w

Lutheran Sanctuary    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU1jH3oTyV22vHgDY6rZBBg

Lutheran Fellowship Hall    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx47SUcG2vNTxQZE2hFE6tg

Savannah Theatre    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz4mYmz-qslcwESIEZqgz4Q

Author Submissions for the 2023 SBF are now CLOSED.

Thank you to all of the authors, publicists and dedicated readers who submitted for the 2023 SBF! Following the SBF Author Selection Committee’s thorough review, invitations have been steadily rolling out. The slots for Festival Saturday authors are filling fast, and Headliner commitments are underway! We look forward to sharing the talented lineup of authors presenting in February! Stay tuned for more announcements this fall.

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🌟🎊 Come hear Pulitzer-Prize finalist, Jon Hilsenrath, and 40 other acclaimed writers speak about their books at 7 venues downtown on FREE Festival Saturday, February 18th! Find out about the authors/books and Saturday schedule on our webpage or App. In YELLEN, Hilsenrath embarks on an absorbing examination of how humans think and behave, and how those actions shape markets, inform economic policy, and could determine the future of a now-deeply divided nation. 📚🌟 #JonHilsenrath #mirabellesavannah #savannahbookfestival2023 #EShaverBookseller ... See MoreSee Less

🌟🎊  Come hear Pulitzer-Prize finalist, Jon Hilsenrath, and 40 other acclaimed writers speak about their books at 7 venues downtown on FREE Festival Saturday, February 18th! Find out about the authors/books and Saturday schedule on our webpage or App. In YELLEN, Hilsenrath embarks on an absorbing examination of how humans think and behave, and how those actions shape markets, inform economic policy, and could determine the future of a now-deeply divided nation. 📚🌟 #JonHilsenrath  #mirabellesavannah #savannahbookfestival2023 #EShaverBookseller

🧡 Come and hear bestselling author, David Yoon, speak about his novel, CITY OF ORANGE, at FREE Festival Saturday on February 18th! We'll be set up all day in Telfair Square and the schedule of 40+ authors is up on our webpage and App. Can't wait to see you there! 🌟📚 #davidyoon #savannahbookfestival2023 #EShaverBookseller ... See MoreSee Less

🧡 Come and hear bestselling author, David Yoon, speak about his novel, CITY OF ORANGE, at FREE Festival Saturday on February 18th! Well be set up all day in Telfair Square and the schedule of 40+ authors is up on our webpage and App. Cant wait to see you there! 🌟📚 #davidyoon #savannahbookfestival2023 #EShaverBookseller

🌟✨SBF 2023's Headliners Preston & Child's THE CABINET OF DR. LENG just debuted at #1 on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list and at #2 on the New York Times list! Tickets are still available at Savannah Box Office for Preston & Child's Keynote Address--Friday, Feb. 17, 2023 at the Lucas Theatre at 6:00 p. m.! ✨🌟 #prestonandchild #EShaverBookseller #lucastheatre #savannahbookfestival2023Linc and I are happy to report that our novel, THE CABINET OF DR. LENG, debuted at #1 on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list and at #2 on the New York Times list. We would like to thank our readers most sincerely for making this happen!! --Doug ... See MoreSee Less

🌟✨SBF 2023s Headliners Preston & Childs THE CABINET OF DR. LENG just debuted at #1 on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list and at #2 on the New York Times list! Tickets are still available at Savannah Box Office for Preston & Childs Keynote Address--Friday, Feb. 17, 2023 at the Lucas Theatre at 6:00 p. m.! ✨🌟 #prestonandchild #EShaverBookseller #lucastheatre #savannahbookfestival2023

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Very excited for this! Is there parking available at Lucas? One of our party has a hard time walking long distances and uses a placard.

Can wait to stop by and hear more about these wonderful Authors!

We appreciate the support of our Presenting Sponsors:

 Philip E. and Nancy B. Beekman Foundation

David & Nancy Cintron

Robert Faircloth

Betsy Lancaster

Gerald D. & Helen M. Stephens Foundation

Thanks to our Signature Media Sponsors:

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