Tuesday, September 26, 2006


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Learn which authors other book lovers don't want to miss!

Thursday, October 5, 6:30 p.m., at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, an expert panel will present: So Many Authors, So Little Time! The panel discussion is a precursor to the Southern Festival of Books being held at the Cook Convention Center, Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 15th.

The panelists are Tina Barr, poet and Associate Professor of English at Rhodes College; Barbara Ching, Director, Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities, University of Memphis; Shirlene D. Cosby, Friends of the Library Member; Fredric Koeppel, Arts Columnist, The Commercial Appeal and Nathan Tipton, Librarian, Humanities Department, Memphis Public Library & Information Center.

For more information about the panel discussion, call (901) 415-2700.

2006 Southern Festival of Books

Organized by Humanities Tennessee, the Southern Festival of Books is a free, three-day literary Festival each year during the second full weekend of October. This year's celebration brings readers and writers together for its 18th anniversary October 13-15 at the Cook Convention Center and Main Street Mall in downtown Memphis. More than 200 authors and over 50 exhibitors will participate. The festival will also feature three performance stages: the Café Stage featuring talented musicians, the Poetry and Drama Stage highlighting local actors, poets and playwrights, and the Children's Stage featuring children's musicians, storytellers and writers.

Authors confirmed to attend the 2006 Southern Festival of Books

For more information about the Southern Festival of Books, contact Humanities Tennessee at (615) 770-0006 or visit their web site <http://www.tn-humanities.org/index.php>.

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