Festival News You Can Use
“Festival Saturday” through February 28th
In lieu of our traditional Free Festival Saturday, Savannah Book Festival is offering everyone free access to the recordings of the 2020 ticketed events from the 2021 virtual season that began in October. You can also check out some of our prominent headlining authors from previous festivals, all free.
Visit the SBF events page: http://savannahbookfestival.org/events
Here you will find a listing of authors and a link to the recording of their 2020 events. Enjoy our conversation with Brad Thor, Sandra Brown, Dave Barry and more, free through February 28th.
February 25, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Registration fee is $15, sponsors and LITERATI members please check you email for your free/discounted registration codes.
Register here: Wright Thompson
Pappyland: A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and the Things That Last is the storyof how Julian Van Winkle III, the caretaker of the most coveted cult Kentucky Bourbon whiskey in the world, fought to protect his family’s heritage and preserve the taste of his forebears, in a world where authenticity, like his product, is in very short supply.
Wright Thompson is a senior writer for ESPN. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi with his family.
A limited number of signed books are available at our partner booksellers E. Shaver Bookseller and Ex Libris.
Look for the following author dates to be announced soon.
- Kyle Mills
- S.C. Gwynne
- William Kent Krueger
- Jack Carr
Behind the Scenes with Savannah Book Festival
A behind the scenes peek at the production room for our recent Savannah Book Festival (SBF) virtual event with Dave Barry, hosted by Harrison Scott Key. While we are disappointed that current circumstances will not allow us to come together face-to-face for the 2021 SBF, we are enjoying the opportunity to bring you award winning authors virtually. Keeping our mission alive, one author at a time.
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 registered, click on the “View Event” button in your confirmation email and you will be able to access the recording at any time.
Larry Loftis The Princess Spy
Registration Link: Larry Loftis
Brit Bennett The Vanishing Half
Registration Link: Brit Bennett
Jane Smiley Perestroika in Paris
Registration Link: Jane Smiley
Michael Connelly The Age of Innocence
Registration Link: Michael Connelly
John Connolly and James Lee Burke in Conversation
Registration Link: John Connolly and James Lee Burke
Registration Link: Dave Barry
Registration Link: Brad Thor
Registration Link: Sandra Brown
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 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.