This biennial literary gathering used to be called the Conference On Southern Literature
. It draws major Southern authors
. But it's also open to fans--in fact, fans have always been welcome to attend. This year, organizers have changed the event's name to the Celebration of Southern Literature
to emphasize that the public is welcome. Executive Director Susan Robinson expects the event to draw more than forty authors and a thousand fans to the Tivoli in Chattanooga.
The event will take place April 18th - 20th, 2013 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Tickets are required.