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The Southern Festival of Books

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In 2004, Humanities Tennessee made its move. It took the Southern Festival of Books from Nashville, where the event had been held annually, to Memphis, and despite some soggy weather, the festival made a major splash — major enough for the organization to make Memphis the site of the festival every other year. (Major enough too for the 2004 festival to contribute over $600,000 in state and local taxes and for planners this year to anticipate more than 20,000 visitors.)

The 18th annual Southern Festival of Books is Friday-Sunday, October 13th-15th, and it's once more celebrating the written word in downtown Memphis. ...

Read Flyer book editor Leonard Gill's take on the festival here.

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