The Savannah Book Festival

The Savannah Book Festival is an annual event, free and open to the public, in celebration of the written word and its role in improving the human experience. Our mission is to promote reading, writing, and civil conversation. Since the first Savannah Book Festival in 2008, SBF has presented an array of nationally acclaimed authors to crowds of book-loving attendees through our ticketed Headline Addresses and our free Festival Saturday.

Our 4-Day Festival takes place throughout a sunny Presidents’ Day Weekend, against the backdrop of stunning historic buildings, cascading Spanish moss, and blooming Azaleas. Each year, over 9,000 people join us for three ticketed Headliner Address events and for our free Festival Saturday, which features over 30 authors appearing at unique venues around three historic squares in Downtown Savannah.

Festival Saturday presentations take place in museums, churches, and theaters in and around the historic Telfair, Wright, and Chippewa Squares in the heart of Downtown Savannah. Our lineup of nationally recognized authors from wide-ranging genres gives 30-minute solo presentations on their creative process, followed by a Q&A and book signing.

The Opening, Keynote, and Closing 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. Tickets go on sale to the public on Thursday, January 11 at the Savannah Theater Box Office. 

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