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November Events: 

Dave Barry

November 11, 2020 at 7:00pm Eastern Time

Registration Link:  https://www.crowdcast.io/e/zydarp2q/register


Join us on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 7pm Eastern time for an evening with Dave Barry.  Dave Barry has been a professional humorist ever since he discovered that professional humor was a lot easier than working.  SCAD Writing Professor, Harrison Scott Key will moderate the discussion which guarantees to shed light on one of the funniest writers alive (Carl Hiaasen).


John Connolly

November 21, 2020 at 1:00pm Eastern Time

Registration Link:  https://www.crowdcast.io/e/savannah-book-festival/register


Join us on Saturday, November 21, 2021 at 1pm Eastern time for an afternoon with John Connolly. The internationally bestselling author of 30+ books, including the Charlie Parker novels, The Book of Lost Things, The Samuel Johnson Adventures and more, will join SBF for afternoon of insights into his latest book, The Dirty South.


December Events: 

Michael Connelly – Date and Time to be announced.


FAQ Regarding Virtual Events

The Tips & FAQ page of our website will answer many of the questions you have regarding our virtual events for the 2021 Festival.  Click here for more information:  FAQ


In Case You Missed It……

In case you missed any of our virtual author events, you are able to access recordings of the events at any time.  To do so, click on the registration links below, register and you will have immediate access to the recording.  For those who had previously registerd, click on the “View Event” button in your confirmation email and you will be able to access the recording at any time.

   Registration Link:  https://www.crowdcast.io/e/iz54mhmk/register  

  Registration Link:  https://www.crowdcast.io/e/78d7fxma/register


SBF and Brad Thor Knock it out of the Park

The inaugural event for the 2021 Virtual Savannah Book Festival was a rousing success.  SBF was extremely fortunate to launch the series with renowned author Brad Thor in conversation with SCAD Writing Professor and SBF Board Member Jonathan Rabb.  It was a dynamic hour learning the ins and outs of the #1 NY Times Bestseller’s writing style, his relationship with his protagonist, and why most of his female characters meet an untimely death.

For those who were unable to join us last night, you are able to view the recording of the event by registering for the event and viewing the recording at your convenience. Those who did join us last night are also able to access the recording as well.  Registration Link:  https://www.crowdcast.io/e/iz54mhmk/register 


Savannah Book Festival enters the world of “virtual” to deliver world class offerings. 

In the midst of these very challenging times, the SBF Board of Directors and management have examined a variety of options for the 2021 Festival.  SBF’s discussions with publisher’s have shown a preponderance of authors unable to commit to in-person appearances at this time, even as far out as February 2021.  Due to these hurdles, SBF has been forced into the difficult decision of cancelling the February 2021 “in-person” Festival.


SBF has turned its efforts to bringing many of the wonderful aspects of our annual event to you in new and different forms.  SBF plans to present a series of virtual author programs later this year and continuing through 2021, live-streaming interactive appearances directly to our Festival audience.   These online events will feature the same up close and personal author presentations and conversations that have made the SBF so unique among book festivals.


Stay tuned for additional announcements regarding dates and author line-up.




SBF is pleased to announce a value added benefit for all LITERATI Members and Sponsors.  Supporters of the Festival will now receive 10% off book purchases YEAR ROUND at E. Shaver, bookseller, and Ex Libris.  Look for additional details following your donation to the Festival.  When you purchase your books with that 10% discount year round, please make sure you thank these generous companies for all they do to support the Savannah Book Festival.
















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We can't wait for Dave Barry on November 11! Thank you to Kris Hummer and The Bridge WSAV for speaking with him and giving us a taste of what to expect on November 11. We're looking forward to hear what he has to say about his time in Savannah!

To register for this virtual event, the third in SBF's virtual series, go to our website: www.savannahbookfestival.org/events/
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Monday night, the second installment of the SBF Virtual Author Series took place. We'd like to thank all of those who attended, and to Sandra Brown for making the beginning of our 2021 season a success! ... See MoreSee Less

Monday night, the second installment of the SBF Virtual Author Series took place. Wed like to thank all of those who attended, and to Sandra Brown for making the beginning of our 2021 season a success!
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