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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 NEW LITERATI AND SPONSOR BENEFITS

 

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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With book publishers’ offices closed, authors unable to commit to in-person appearances, social distancing issues impacting our ability to accommodate large audiences, and the overall impact the pandemic has on our everyday life, we are forced to make the difficult decision to cancel the February 2021 Festival.

However, this has not deterred us from looking to bring many of the wonderful aspects of our annual event to the SBF audience in new and different ways.

We are thankful for your continued support. Stay tuned for details on a series of virtual author appearances beginning later this year and continuing through 2021!
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Always a highlight of our winters in Savannah. Ah well, the border remains closed to us anyway. You, and we, will return.

Totally understand. I just want to add, that BookCon was able to have an incredibly successful virtual event with the authors and was able to send out ARCS with this pandemic. May be worth looking into having a smaller scale “local author” virtual festival this year with links to safely order their work. Or if that’s not possible... maybe highlight a different local author each week with an online q&a or read aloud. ❤️

I was planning on this to be my first “normal” travel experience of the new year. I hope this isn’t the trend for other events in 2021.😢

Anything could happen between now and then. I'm disappointed you didn't wait.

We can appreciate the difficulty of this decision. This is one of our favorite events. We will be there for virtual events and 2022. Thank you for all you do to make the SBF a wonderful event !

Totally understand. This is my most favorite SAV event. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

So disappointed - as I know the organizers are, but completely understand.

Thank you for all of the wonderful work that you do. This is a fantastic event.

So sad, Nan Gray, but I’m coming for sister weekend anyway.

Lynn Adams..boo. I was hoping to have another great experience

Anne-Marie Darsney 😢

Wise decision - looking forward to attending any virtual events you may offer for 2021 and to attending in person in 2022.

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Stephen King and John Grisham to hold online conversation THIS EVENING!

2012 SBF headlining author Stephen King and 2020 headlining author John Grisham will hold a free online conversation discussing their new books on Wednesday, April 29 at 7pm Eastern.

In lieu of admission, the authors hope attendees will consider donating to the Bookseller Industry Charitable Foundation, who helps bookstore employees in need: secure.donationpay.org/bincfoundation/.

You can register at grishamking.eventbrite.com to watch it broadcast live on Stephen King's YouTube Channel (register to receive a direct link). Questions for the authors? Use #AskKingandGrisham.

Please note, this virtual event is not organized by SBF.
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Stephen King and John Grisham to hold online conversation THIS EVENING!

2012 SBF headlining author Stephen King and 2020 headlining author John Grisham will hold a free online conversation discussing their new books on Wednesday, April 29 at 7pm Eastern. 

In lieu of admission, the authors hope attendees will consider donating to the Bookseller Industry Charitable Foundation, who helps bookstore employees in need: https://secure.donationpay.org/bincfoundation/.

You can register at grishamking.eventbrite.com to watch it broadcast live on Stephen Kings YouTube Channel (register to receive a direct link).  Questions for the authors? Use #AskKingandGrisham.

Please note, this virtual event is not organized by SBF.

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Philip Watson

#askkingandgrisham Mr.King I just finished If it Bleeds and it was phenomenal! Thank you for another great one. My question is this: Do you have any plans to do more work concerning "the outsiders"? I really enjoyed that story and The Outsider.

Thanks for sharing — really enjoyed joining these authors in their living rooms!😃

Jason Lefevre

Ooooo

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