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Mid-South Book Festival


The 2014 Mid-South Book Festival is scheduled for Thursday, September 25th through Sunday, September 28th.  While some events are ticketed, the Mid-South Book Festival is FREE and open to the public.  

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors, this event will raise funds for Literacy Mid-South's many programs for children and adults!

The event will feature celebrity authors from around the country, including:

  • Daniel Wallace, Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions 
  • Julia Reed, Newsweek 
  • Neil White, In the Sanctuary of Outcasts 
  • Jennifer Chandler, Simply Grilling
  • Lisa Patton, Yankee Doodle Dixie
  • And 30 more!

The event will also feature:

  • Creative writing seminars
  • Speaking panels
  • Author's Hall for local and regional authors
  • Children's Area
  • Chalk Walk poetry and short story area
  • Food trucks
  • Live musical performances
  • Roving performance artists
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Book store
  • And much more!

Visit the Mid-South Book Festival website here!

Upcoming Events

Words Matter 2.0

Saturday, Sep 6, 2014, 6:00 PM

Words Matter 2.0 is a collaboration bringing together writers, artists and performers in the Memphis area. 

There are several groups with a mix of artistic disciplines in each. Every group starts with words: a literary contribution from a writer. From there, the others in the group  visual artists, musicians, dancers, actors and filmmakers  find collective expression from the language.

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Foodie Sunday at the Mid-South Book Festival

Sunday, Sep 28, 2014, Begins at 1:00pm

Our final day of the Mid-South Book Festival will end on a high note with our celebrity cookbook authors providing demonstrations to audience members and book signings! Join us at The Booksellers at Laurelwood for a day of food, fun, and books! The schedule for the day is:

1:00pm Paul and Angela Knipple

2:00pm Jennifer Chandler

3:00pm Perre Magnus 

4:00pm Justin Fox Burks and Amy Lawrence of The Chubby Vegetarian

5:00pm Bianca Phillips

More information and cookbook authors to come! Spend the day eating, laughing, and reading at the Booksellers at Laurelwood on our final day of the Mid-South Book Festival!  More information here. 

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