August 30, 2010

Southern Happenings: SoFestofBooks


You all know how I love a festival and there’s one coming up that leaves me tickled pink! I’m referring to the Southern Festival of Books, a weekend-long event taking place in Nashville October 8-10. What better way to celebrate all of our favorite authors and their books than with a huge free event on Nashville’s War Memorial Plaza? The list of authors in attendance is pretty impressive and if you’re on twitter, you can follow sofestofbooks for a chance to win exclusive access to book signings, author meet-and-greets, and more! (I’m on twitter now, too! If you care to follow me…sthrnbellesimpl).


Part of the reason I’m jumping for joy about this event is that I won last week’s twitter contest and will hopefully get a chance to meet one of my favorite authors, Ms. Lee Smith. Her book Fair & Tender Ladies is seriously just that good. I re-read it at least once a year. Another reason I’m looking forward to attending is that the Southern Beau and I fancy ourselves aspiring writers and the man who facilitated our meeting way back when as the professor of my first college creative writing class is going to be at the festival too. Mr. Michael Knight is a talented southern writer and all-around classy gent. We credit him for bringing us together…cue the sappy music and birds flying overhead.

Anywho, since today’s post is about beloved books, I want to know yours! Has there been a book that left you feeling changed for the better? Maybe it’s a volume that you cherished as a child. I’m always looking to expand my library, so please share! And think about attending the Southern Festival of Books…we can meet up!


{ Grab a button for this event if you’d like to help spread the word! Here.}