The 4th annual Savannah Book Festival will take place February 18-20, 2011, President’s Day Weekend. This prestigious literary festival, which remains free for all to attend, begins on Friday evening, February 18, and concludes on Sunday, February 20, 2011.
The caliber of authors and range of topics featured is unprecedented, with highlights including: award-winning memoirist Tobias Wolff; famed southern novelist Lee Smith; bestselling author Sandra Brown; Karl Marlantes, Vietnam veteran and author of the stunning new novel Matterhorn; musician and environmentalist Chuck Leavell; former University of Georgia coach and master gardener Vince Dooley; and Egyptian-born poet Greg Djanikian.
The author presentations take place in and around Telfair Square in the heart of historic Savannah, taking advantage of its beautiful churches, parks and heritage sites including Trinity Church, Telfair Museum and the Jepson Center for the Arts.
Among the participants is Tina A. Brown. Brown will do a presentation around her book Crooked Road Straight: The Awakening of AIDS Activist Linda Jordan on Saturday, February 19, at 10 a.m. in the Telfair Museum Boardroom. She is the winner of many awards, including a Casey Journalism Medal for Meritorious Journalism; the 2003 General Reporting award from the Society of Professional Journalists— Connecticut Chapter; the 2002 Spot News award from New England Associated Press News Executives; and the 2001 Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism—Let’s Do it Better prize. She is an independent journalist living in Savannah.
The Savannah Book Festival’s mission is to promote reading, writing and civil conversation. For more information, contact Lisa Parker Fort at the Savannah Book Festival at (912) 358- 0575; or www.savannahbookfestival.org.