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2023 SouthWord Literary Festival

Save the Date!
SouthWord Literary Festival
April 14-15, 2023
Chattanooga Trade and Convention Center

The SouthWord Literature Festival, a celebration of Southern literature, is in its 40th year and is held in Chattanooga, TN. In past events, the organization has partnered with 40 authors in the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Renowned authors who have attended the event include Eudora Welty, Robert Penn Warren, Wendall Berry, Ron Rash, Natasha Trethewey, Randall Kenan and many others. In 2023, other Southern writers or those who write about the South will also be invited to attend the two-day event. Twenty authors will speak about their current work individually, in an interview style with another author, or in a panel discussion. Book signings will also take place.

Some of the authors committed to date:
Rick Bragg
Clyde Edgerton
Silas House
Ron Rash

More to come!  Stay tuned


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