The Festival

The 2014 Mid-South Book Festival was held on Thursday, September 25th through Sunday, September 28th.  While some events were ticketed, the Mid-South Book Festival was FREE and open to the public.  

The 2015 Mid-South Book Festival will be held on September 9-13 at Playhouse on the Square and Circuit Playhouse.  More details soon!

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

Download the Book Fest Program

The event featured celebrity authors from around the country, including:

  • Daniel Wallace, Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions 
  • Julia Reed, But Momma Always Put Vodka in the Sangria
  • Neil White, In the Sanctuary of Outcasts 
  • Jennifer Chandler, Simply Grilling
  • Mark Greaney, The Gray Man
  • Lisa Patton, Southern and a Second Language
  • Janis Kearney, President Clinton's personal memoirist
  • Scott Heim, Mysterious Skin
  • Michael Lowenthal, The Paternity Test
  • Barry Wolverton, Neversink
  • Courtney Miller Santo, Three Story House
  • Vince Vawter, Paperboy
  • And 30 more!

The event also featured:

  • 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
  • Multiple book stores
  • And much more!