SoLit, formerly known as the Southern Lit Alliance, will celebrate the 40th year of its SouthWord Literary Festival April 14-15 at the Chattanooga Convention Center.
“We’re proud to return from the pandemic with one of our strongest and most diverse lineups ever,” says SoLit board chairman and Evans, Harrison & Hackett attorney Tim Mickel. “Our mission is to deliver experiences that engage young people and adults in a lifelong love of reading, writing and community conversation. Every author we’ve curated as part of this year’s SouthWord lineup does that. We’re thrilled to bring them to Chattanooga – many for the first time.”
Over the course of two days, authors will speak about their current works individually, in an interview style with another author or in panel discussions. Book signings will also take place on-site.
The 2023 SouthWord Literary Festival lineup includes:
• Richard Bausch
• Rick Bragg
• Kimberly Brock
• Clyde Edgerton
• Silas House
• Beverly Lowry
• Maurice Carlos Ruffin
• Alina Stefanescu
• Dr. Han VanderHart
• Juan Vidal
• Daniel Wallace
• Janelle Williams
SoLit will announce more authors soon. One-day and two-day passes are on sale now at solitchatt.org/2023southword.
Sponsors for the 2023 SouthWord Literary Festival include the Lyndhurst Foundation, Unum, the Book & Cover and Burlaep Print and Press.