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 4-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 40 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. Over 40 nationally-recognized authors from a wide range of genres give 30-minute solo presentations on their creative process, followed by a Q&A and book signing.
The Opening, Keynote, and Closing 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.
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We’ll see you February 15-18, 2024!
Links for Live-Streaming
Click here to access individual recordings of the 2023 Savannah Book Festival author presentations. You can also access the all-day, unedited livestreams of each venue below.
- Jespson-Neises Auditorium
- Lutheran Church Sanctuary
- Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall
- Baptist Church Sanctuary
- Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
- The Savannah Theatre
News & Updates
The 2024 Savannah Book Festival is fast-approaching and "Book-It Tuesdays" - our weekly announcements of Festival Saturday authors - have begun. Each Tuesday we will continue to announce new authors until the end of November, when all authors have been announced. Stay...
The Wisconsin Book Festival and the Savannah Book Festival present Dr. Yaba Blay, Imani Perry, and Tarana Burke in conversation discussing Sing a Black Girl’s Song, a new posthumous collection of Ntozake Shange’s unpublished poems, essays, and plays from throughout...
The Savannah Book Festival (SBF) announces new members of the Board of Directors. Dan Suwyn, Jaqueline Mason and Matt Smith have joined the SBF Board of Directors. The new board members will join officers, President Rachel Young Fields, Vice- President Lisa Yount,...