SBF is Going Virtual for the 2021 Season


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


November Events: 

Dave Barry

November 11, 2020 at 7:00pm Eastern Time

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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

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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.  


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.

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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 publishers 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.

SBF will be hosting 1 – 2 authors, virtually, beginning in October 2020 and continuing through 2021. Current LITERATI members and 2021 sponsors will receive details about October event registration by October 9th.






Interested in previous headliners?

Watch videos of past year’s talks by clicking on the authors below:

2020 Savannah Book Festival

Joseph Kanon
John Grisham
John Becker and Megan Scott


2019 Savannah Book Festival

Daniel Krauthammer
George and Paula Saunders
Sara Vincent and Lynn Vladic
Chris Stirewalt

2018 Savannah Book Festival

Diana Gabaldon
Lisa Ko
Jodi Picoult

2017 Savannah Book Festival

James Patterson
Colson Whitehead
Christina Baker Kline