Friday, December 23, 2011

Savannah Book Festival, February Special Events

Savannah, Georgia inns look forward to hosting you during your attendance of the 5th Annual Savannah Book Festival, one of many February Events in Savannah!

This year, the Festival is a five-day event in honor of the Book Festivals fifth anniversary.   It will be a fun, informative, and entertaining celebration of books and the written word. Authors from all over the country will be in attendance to present their work to, and discuss their work with, audiences in attendance.

Held this year from February 15 through February 19, 2012, the Savannah Book Festival is a world-class literary event bringing over 40 critically-acclaimed authors and thousands of readers together in Savannah.

This event is free and open to the public. However some specific events, presentations, and ceremonies are ticketed affairs. Tickets are first-come, first-serve and can be purchased online at Tickets are non-refundable, but are transferrable, and must be made by 5pm on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. You will also see a few fundraising activities during the event to keep this a free festival in the future.

Most events take place in or around Telfair Square in historic downtown Savannah, GA, within one mile of most of our Romantic Inns of Savannah (Tybee Island notwithstanding).  Presentation venues include the Telfair Museum, the Telfair’s Jepson Center for the Arts, and Trinity United Methodist Church.

While there is not yet a specific itinerary for each day, we do know that you can come to the main Savannah Book Festival tent to purchase books and have them signed by authors. So far there are 42 authors who will be in attendance during the event.

The Headlining ticketed events have been announced.   Tickets can still be purchased for those events not listed as sold out (at the time of this posting):

- Wednesday, Febrary 15, 2012: Kick-Off Celebration with An Evening with Brad Thor, Cocktails and Dinner at the Plantation Club in The Landings at 6PM. This is a ticketed event.

- Thursday, February 16, 2012: An Evening with Walter Isaacson at the Trustees Theater at 6:30 PM. This is a ticketed event.

- Friday, February 17, 2012: Evening Keynote Address with Pat Conroy at the Trinity United Methodist Church at 6 PM and VIP/Meet the Author Party to follow at the Jepson Center.   This is a ticketed event.

- Saturday, February 18, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 5 PM: Author Presentations in the Jepson Museums, Trinity United Methodist Church and tent in Telfair Square.

- Saturday, February 18: Evening Authors Only Party to be held at a private home in historic downtown Savannah. This event is, regrettably, not open to the public.

- Sunday, February 19, 2012: Closing Address with Guest of Honor, Stephen King at 3:00 at the Trustees Theater. This is a sold-out ticketed event.

A full schedule of daily events will be available on February 1, 2012.

So come stay at your favorite area bed and breakfast, and walk through historic downtown while attending the Savannah Book Festival!

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