Whether you’re an avid bookworm or if you only pick up a book occasionally, the Mid-South Book Festival is a week of events you won’t want to miss.
Presented by Literacy Mid-South, the Mid-South Book Festival at Playhouse on the Square and Circuit Playhouse will consist of several days of events starting on Wednesday, September 7th through the 11th, with a street fair on Saturday.
Schedule of Events:
- Literacy Summit – Sept. 7
The festival will kick off with a conference for nonprofits, community organizations, volunteers and other adult learners to network and share skills and ideas. The program will break off into several different interactive sessions, each focusing on specific skills and strategies that can be put to work in your organization. Topics will relate to education, literacy, advocacy and parent engagement.
- Well Read Reception – Sept. 9
- $25 in advance, $40 at the door
This is a special celebration for those avid bookworms. Attendees will mix and mingle with festival authors, publishers, poets and bloggers while enjoying live music and snacks.
- Street Fair – Sept. 10
The Street Fair will consist of panel discussions with authors, food trucks, vendors, and live readings. Discussions from the 60 local and national authors will cover a vast range of different topics, and will be followed by a book signing. Books will be available for sale at the signing, or you can bring your own. There will also be a special children’s area featuring beloved characters, such as Curious George and Cat in the Hat, and story time throughout the day.
- Mid-South Book Festival Writers Conference and Student Writers Conference – Sept. 11
- Book festival writers – $20
- Student writers – $10
Attendees will connect and learn from the Mid-South’s most respected authors, while growing their own writing skills. Students must be 12 to 17 years old to attend. Students will get the special opportunity to learn how to reach their full potential from these established authors.