Since its inception in 2010, SBF@Schools has strived to increase literacy and share a passion for the written word with students across the city. Each year, SBF authors can choose to arrive a day early to the Festival to discuss their creative process, early educational experiences, and influences and successes in their writing lives with local middle-school, high-school, and college students. The SBF@Schools program brings both fiction and non-fiction authors writing about a vast array of subject matters to inspire and impassion students about reading, writing, and civil conversation.

In 2023 we had a record 33 authors volunteer to participate in SBF@Schools. This included public schools, private schools, colleges, and universities.

What a gift to the students of Savannah! We thank the generous authors for the wonderful gift of their time and knowledge that they give to our students and their teachers.

If your school is interested in booking one of these meaningful learning sessions, please contact Tara Setter at [email protected]


Douglas Preston, author of The Lost City of the Monkey God, The Monster of Florence: A True Story and co-author of the Agent Pendergast series and the Nora Kelly series, visited Savannah Technical College’s Film Academy students.

Jim Towey, author of To Love and Be Loved: A Personal Portrait of Mother Teresa, visited St. Vincent’s Academy, an all-girls Catholic School. Over 200 students, parents and staff attended.

SBF@Schools is possible through the generous donations of our sponsors, including:


An Anonymous Benefactor


Ivy Council


Kristin and Mickey Ott


Dr. and Mrs. Robert Zerbe



Thank You to Our SBF Sponsors