The four-day Savannah Book Festival centers around three main components: three ticketed Headliner Events, free Festival Saturday, and our renowned SBF@Schools program. Drawing over 9,000 attendees annually, SBF strives to promotes reading, writing and civil conversation within each unique event. Read below to learn more about SBF offerings and how you can get involved for the 2025 Festival!


Headliner Events

Headliner 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. The 2024 Festival brought Ruth Ware to provide the Opening Address, Jeannette Walls to provide the Keynote Address, and David Grann to deliver the Closing Address.

Festival Saturday

Our lineup of nationally-recognized authors from wide-ranging genres provide 30-minute solo presentations on their creative process, followed by a Q&A and book signing. Presentations take place in museums, churches and theaters in the heart of Downtown Savannah. Food trucks will provide delicious refreshments between presentations. 


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.

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