Tentative plans for the 2012 Southern Festival of Books

September 24, 2012 § 2 Comments

Barring any unforeseen developments, looks like I will be attending the Saturday and Sunday sessions of the 2012 Southern Festival of Books in Nashville.  (For those curious about all three days, click on the link.)  Last year, I went to the Friday session and had a lot of fun and this year, since almost the rest of the family will be on a road trip to the Northeast and Canada, I decided that attending two days might be my consolation prize.  Helps that admission is free.

Below are the Saturday and Sunday times.  I’ll bold the ones I’m going to try and see at least in part, either for the readings/discussion or for the signings:

Saturday, October 13, 2012

9:00-10:00 am, Legislative Plaza, Room 29
Nighttime Ninja
Ed Young
9:00-10:00 am, Legislative Plaza, Room 31
Rebel Soldiers and Citizens: Examining the Personal Motives of Confederates
Brian McKnight, Gordon Belt, Traci Nichols-Belt
9:00-10:00 am, Youth Stage
BrainQuest Challenge
9:30-11:00 am, Nashville Public Library, Conf. Room IA
Getting Fresh – Cook Your Best Southern Food
Tammy Algood, Debbie Moose, Kathleen Purvis
9:30-11:00 am, Nashville Public Library, Conf. Room II
Body and Spirit: New Voices in Women’s Fiction
Pamela King Cable, Kimberly Babb Brock, Ginger Moran
9:30-11:00 am, Nashville Public Library, Library Auditorium
Women’s National Book Association presents “Coffee with Authors”
Gail Tsukiyama, Christopher Tilghman, Karen Thompson Walker, Ben Fountain
9:30-11:00 am, Legislative Plaza, Room 30
Jesus Take The Wheel – Novels of Family & Faith
Christa Allan, Kelli Coates Gilbert, Kathy Harris
10:00-11:00 am, Legislative Plaza, Room 12
The Cove
Ron Rash
10:00-11:00 am, Legislative Plaza, Room 16
American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era
David Blight
10:00-11:30 am, Legislative Plaza, Room 29
The Hero, The Heroine, and the Assassin – YA Fantasy Novels

Karyn Henley, Sarah Maas, CJ Redwine

10:00-11:00 am, Legislative Plaza, Room 31
Tween Life – Writing Characters With a Sense of Self
Gitty Daneshvari, Tami Lewis Brown
10:00-11:00 am, Nashville Public Library, Special Collections Room
Profiles in History: Leaders of the Confederate South
Larry Hewitt, Rodney Steward
10:00-11:00 am, War Memorial Auditorium
The Flint Heart
Katherine Paterson, John Paterson
10:00-11:00 am, Youth Stage
BrainQuest Physical Challenge
10:00-11:00 am, Cafe Stage
Angela Easterling 
10:30-11:30 am, Nashville Public Library, Grand Reading Room
Barack Obama: The Story
David Maraniss
11:00-12:00 noon, Nashville Public Library, Conf. Room IA
Stay Awake: Stories

Dan Chaon

11:00-12:00 noon, Nashville Public Library, Conf. Room II
Region, Race and Memory: Inheriting the Civil War 
11:00-12:00 noon, Nashville Public Library, Library Auditorium
Beautiful Ruins
Jess Walter
11:00-12:00 pm, Nashville Public Library, Special Collections Room
Home to Us: Six Stories of Saving the Land
John Egerton, Nancy Rhoda, Varina Willse
11:00-12:00 noon, Legislative Plaza, Room 12
Tradition and Evolution in Today’s Southern Kitchens
Chris Chamberlain, Paul Knipple, Angela Knipple
11:00-12:30 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 16
The Pulpwood Queens Presents Authors that are Royal Southern READS!
Kathy Patrick, Amy Hill Hearth, Robert LeLeux, Lynda Rutledge, Jenny Wingfield
11:00-12:00 noon, Legislative Plaza, Room 30
Danger in our Midst: Reporting on Nuclear Waste and Gun Laws
Kristen Iversen, Adam Winkler
11:00-12:00 noon, Legislative Plaza, Room 31
Leave it on the Field: Culture, Politics, and SEC Football
Inman Majors, Chuck Thompson
11:00-12:00 noon, War Memorial Auditorium
Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn
11:00-12:00 noon, Youth Stage
BrainQuest Challenge
11:30-12:30 pm, Nashville Public Library, Grand Reading Room
Lulu Walks the Dog
Judith Viorst
11:30-12:30 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 29
Burn For Burn
Jenny Han, Siobhan Vivian
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tommy Womack
12:00-1:00 pm, Nashville Public Library, Conf. Room IA
Speaking for the Trees: Old-Growth Forests in North Carolina and Tennessee
Bill Finch, David Haskell
12:00-1:00 pm, Nashville Public Library, Conf. Room IB
Our Feet May Leave, But Not Our Hearts – Stories of Home & Place
Silas House, Meg Medina
12:00-1:00 pm, Nashville Public Library, Conf. Room II
House Upon the Sand: Novels of Secrets and Reconciliations
John Neely Davis, A.J. Scudiere
12:00-1:00 pm, Nashville Public Library, Library Auditorium
Why Do So Few Blacks Study the Civil War?

Ta-Nehisi Coates

12:00-1:00 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 12
Ada’s Rules: A Sexy, Skinny Novel
Alice Randall
12:00-1:00 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 30
Everything but the Main: Sides and Desserts for All Occasions
Fred Thompson, Patsy Caldwell, Amy Lyles Wilson
12:00-1:00 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 31
Bowling Avenue to Beale Street: Tennessee novels
Blake Fontenay, Ann Shayne
12:00-1:30 pm, Nashville Public Library, Special Collections Room
Zooming In: Poems of Seeing the Eternal in the Everday
Kate Buckley, Charlotte Pence, Adam Vines
12:00-1:30 pm, War Memorial Auditorium
Grit Lit: A Rough South Reader
Brian Carpenter, Chris Offutt, Tom Franklin, George Singleton
12:30-1:30 pm, Nashville Public Library, Grand Reading Room
In Sunlight and in Shadow

Mark Helprin

12:30-1:30 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 16
Beneath the Polite Mask: Two Mysteries, Vividly Rendered
Daniel Black, Marlin Barton
12:30-1:30 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 29
Crocodile’s Tears
Alex Beard
1:00-2:00 pm, Nashville Public Library, Conf. Room IA
Eat What You Sow: Two Paths to Culinary Consciousness
Jeremy Barlow, Janisse Ray
1:00-2:30 pm, Nashville Public Library, Conf. Room IB
Faraway Times, Faraway Places: Bringing the Past — and the Future — to Life
Jennie Bentley, Dewey Lambdin, Alana White, Jane Sevier
1:00-2:00 pm, Nashville Public Library, Conf. Room II
To Fight and To Live – Paranormal and Steampunk Novels
Bethany Griffin, Amanda Havard
1:00-2:00 pm, Nashville Public Library, Library Auditorium
Sutton
J.R. Moehringer
1:00-2:00 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 12
A Hundred Flowers
Gail Tsukiyama
1:00-2:00 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 30
Future Imperfect: Dystopian Novels
M.M. Buckner, Moira Crone
1:00-2:30 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 31
The Silence of Collective Memory: Stories of Racism in the South
Pam Durban, Molly Walling, Lila Weaver
1:00-2:00 pm, Youth Stage
Jilli, That’s Silly!
Mark Wayne Adams
1:00-2:00 pm, Cafe Stage
Les Kerr and the Bayou Band
1:30-2:30 pm, Nashville Public Library, Grand Reading Room
My American Revolution
Robert Sullivan
1:30-3:00 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 16
Histories of Freedom: People and Politics in the Atlantic World
Madison Smartt Bell, Jane Landers, Laurent Dubois
1:30-2:30 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 29
Wacky Hotels & Wily Heists – Middle Grade Adventure Series
Roland Smith, Patrick Carman
1:30-2:30 pm, Nashville Public Library, Special Collections Room
Common Miracles and Everyday Revelations: Three Poets
Sandy Coomer, Clay Matthews
1:30-2:30 pm, War Memorial Auditorium
Father’s Day: A Journey Into the Heart and Mind of My Extraordinary Son
Buzz Bissinger
2:00-3:00 pm, Nashville Public Library, Conf. Room II
Horror for Good
Robert Wilson
2:00-3:00 pm, Nashville Public Library, Library Auditorium
The Great Unexpected
Sharon Creech
2:00-3:30 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 12
Boom Goes The Dynamite – Debut Novels of Modern Families

Tupelo Hassman, Lydia Netzer, Adam Wilson

2:00-3:00 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 30
Cottonwood Summer ’45
Gary Slaughter
2:00-3:00 pm, Youth Stage
The Fashion Designer’s Handbook
Marjorie Galen
2:00-3:00 pm, Nashville Public Library, Conf. Room IA
Two Foot Fred: How My Life Has Come Full Circle
Fred Gill
2:30-4:00 pm, Nashville Public Library, Conf. Room IB

A Storied Past: Riveting Historical Fiction
Da Chen, Jennie Fields, David Madden
2:30-3:30 pm, Nashville Public Library, Grand Reading Room
Desperate and Darkly Beautiful: Two Master Storytellers
Ron Rash, Daniel Woodrell
2:30-3:30 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 29
Daring Dames – Women Who Make a Difference
Carolyn J. Brown, Kerrie Logan Hollihan
2:30-4:00 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 31
Agents of Liberty and Equality
David Cecelski, Nicholas Buccola, Devon Carbado
2:30-3:30 pm, Cafe Stage
CD Release Party “A Decent Pan of Cornbread”
Kory Wells
Kelsey Wells

3:00-4:00 pm, Nashville Public Library, Conf. Room IA
Our Jaded Optimism: Comedic Takes on the American Character
Rosecrans Baldwin, Jack Hitt
3:00-4:00 pm, Nashville Public Library, Conf. Room II
Sanctuary: Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals
Sharon Lee Hart
3:00-4:30 pm, Nashville Public Library, Library Auditorium
Ladies, Gentlemen, Losers and Loners: Three Story Collections
Adam Ross, Adam Prince, Claire Vaye Watkins
3:00-4:00 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 16
Answering the Apocalypse: Stories of Families in the Aftermath

Ben Marcus, Karen Thompson Walker

3:00-4:00 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 30
By the Sweat of Her Brow: Modern Women Poets
George Ella Lyon, Eva Salzman
3:00-4:00 pm, Nashville Public Library, Special Collections Room
Me-Oh My-Oh From K-Doe to Bayou: People and Place in Louisiana Music
Alex Cook, Ben Sandmel
3:00-4:00 pm, Youth Stage
Curious George’s 71st Birthday Party
3:30-5:00 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 12
Honey, That’s Just How It Is: Stories of Appalachian Realism
Lisa Alther, Mark Powell, Charles Dodd White
3:30-4:30 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 29
Coming of Age in Hidden Worlds – Victorian Novels for T(w)eens

Catherynne M. Valente, Sharon Cameron

4:00-5:00 pm, Nashville Public Library, Conf. Room IA
Nobody’s Hands Are Clean: Two Mysteries
Sandra Brannan, J.T. Ellison
4:00-5:00 pm, Nashville Public Library, Conf. Room IB
Magdalene House: A Place About Mercy
Sarah VanHooser Suiter
4:00-5:00 pm, Nashville Public Library, Conf. Room II
Freedom Papers: An Atlantic Odyssey in the Age of Emancipation
Rebecca Scott
4:00-5:00 pm, Nashville Public Library, Grand Reading Room
War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865
James McPherson
4:00-5:30 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 16
For Land & Family – Novels of Place and Perseverance
Courtney Miller Santo, Tatjana Soli, Gerald Duff
4:00-5:00 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 30
Independent Princesses – Enchanting Novels for Tweens
Caroline Randall Williams, E.D. Baker, Alice Randall
4:00-5:00 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 31
Riots and Their Cause: A Soldier’s Story of the Ole Miss Riot and Strom Thurmond’s America
Joseph Crespino, Henry Gallagher
4:00-5:00 pm, Nashville Public Library, Special Collections Room
This Fragile Life: A Mother’s Story of a Bipolar Son
Charlotte Pierce-Baker
4:00-5:00 pm, War Memorial Auditorium
This is How You Lose Her: Stories

Junot Díaz

4:00-5:00 pm, Cafe Stage
Secret Commonwealth
4:30-5:30 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 29
Matters of the Heart – Writing Romance Novels for Teens
Kathryn Williams, Melissa Walker

Sunday, October 14, 2012

12:00-1:00 pm, Nashville Public Library, Conf. Room IA
Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit
Corey Olsen
12:00-1:00 pm, Nashville Public Library, Conf. Room IB
Identity into Image: Photography of Place
Chip Cooper, Bruce Meisterman
12:00-1:30 pm, Nashville Public Library, Grand Reading Room
Creating Our Own Realities – Young People Making Sense of Their World
John Corey Whaley, George Ella Lyon, Loretta Ellsworth
12:00-1:00 pm, Nashville Public Library, Library Auditorium
Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War
Tony Horwitz
12:00-1:00 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 12
An Artist and a Blue Beret: Young Heroines in War Zones
Bobbie Ann Mason, Ruta Sepetys
12:00-1:00 pm, Cafe Stage
Leipers Fork Bluegrass
12:00-1:30 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 16
Authors and Social Media

Julianna Baggott, Ron Hogan, Michael Knight, Julie Schoerke

12:00-1:00 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 29
Saving the World When Grown-Ups Can’t – Fantasy Adventure for Middle Grade

Kelly Barnhill, A.J. Hartley

12:00-1:00 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 30
Shades of Walter Inglis Anderson
Maggi Britton Vaughn, Kory Wells, Carole Brown Knuth
12:00-1:00 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 31
Circling Faith: Southern Women on Spirituality
Susan Cushman, Jennifer Horne, Wendy Reed
12:00-1:00 pm, Nashville Public Library, Special Collections Room
Cadence and Rhythm: Two Poets
Kevin Brown, Wanda Fries
12:00-1:00 pm, War Memorial Auditorium
Red Rain: A Novel
R.L. Stine
12:00-1:00 pm, Youth Stage
Conductor Jack & Coconuts the Kangaroo from the Zinghoppers
1:00-2:30 pm, Nashville Public Library, Conf. Room IA
Nashville Private Eyes
Steven Womack, Stuart Dill, Jaden Terrell
1:00-2:00 pm, Nashville Public Library, Conf. Room IB
America the Philosophical
Carlin Romano
1:00-2:00 pm, Nashville Public Library, Conf. Room II
Celtic Memories: Novels of Historic Ireland
Jim Johnston, Kathleen Fearing
1:00-2:00 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 29
Beautiful Chaos
Margaret Stohl, Kami Garcia
1:00-2:00 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 30
The Haves and Have-Nots: Debut Novels Exploring Two Americas
Amber Dermont, Michel Stone
1:00-2:00 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 31
Standing Up: The Southern Belle Rewritten
Taylor Polites, Kathy Hepinstall
1:00-2:00 pm, Nashville Public Library, Special Collections Room
The Art to Being and Having Been: Salient Voices in Modern Poetry
Rick Hilles, Ellen Watson
1:00-2:00 pm, War Memorial Auditorium
Life After Death

Damien Echols

1:00-2:00 pm, Youth Stage
BrainQuest Physical Challenge
1:30-2:30 pm, Café Stage
Adam Burrows, Josh Preston
1:30-2:30 pm, Nashville Public Library, Grand Reading Room
Drop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection
AJ Jacobs
1:30-2:30 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 12
1861: The Civil War Awakening
Adam Goodheart
1:30-2:30 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 16
Southern Living Around the Southern Table
Rebecca Lang
2:00-3:00 pm, Nashville Public Library, Conf. Room IB
Reconciling Faith and the World: Biographies of Spiritual Journeys
Randal Maurice Jelks, Diane Sasson
2:00-3:00 pm, Nashville Public Library, Conf. Room II
A Never-Ending Groove: Johnny Sandlin’s Musical Odyssey
Anathalee Sandlin
2:00-3:30 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 29
Survival Stories of Different Stripes – Middle TN Authors Discuss Their Work
Donn Sierra, Kimberly Dana, Chris McCollum
2:00-3:30 pm, Nashville Public Library, Library Auditorium
Brainy, Brawny and Brilliantly Reviewed: Debut Novels

Jennifer DuBois, Peter Heller, Ben Fountain

2:00-3:00 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 30
By Means of Matter: Capturing Community Through Art
Susan W. Knowles, Art Shiver, Celia S. Walker
2:00-3:00 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 31
Navigating the Past and Finding Forgiveness: Two Novels
Nancy Jensen, Sarah McCoy
2:00-3:00 pm, Nashville Public Library, Special Collections Room
Blood Feud: The Hatfields and McCoys
Lisa Alther
2:00-2:30 pm, Youth Stage
BrainQuest Challenge
2:30-3:00 pm, Youth Stage
READ20 Family Book Club Event with First Lady Crissy Haslam
2:30-4:00 pm, Nashville Public Library, Conf. Room IA
Reconstructing Order – YA Dystopian Novels
Julianna Baggott, Jeff Hirsch, Kat Zhang
2:30-3:30 pm, Nashville Public Library, Grand Reading Room
American Folk Songbook
Suzy Bogguss
2:30-3:30 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 12
Growing the Crescent City: The History of New Orleans
Lawrence Powell, John Shelton Reed
2:30-3:30 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 16
Bill and Hillary: The Politics of the Personal
William Chafe
3:00-4:00 pm, Nashville Public Library, Conf. Room II
Black Chokeberry
Martha Nelson
3:00-4:00 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 30
Ten Years Later
Jane Lorenzini
3:00-4:30 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 31
Tennessee in the Civil War
Carroll Van West, Spurgeon King, Timothy Johnson
3:00-4:00 pm, Youth Stage
The Ukedelics
Anita Moffatt and Todd Elgin
3:30-4:30 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 12
Bound to the Land: Two Novels
Leonard Pitts, JR., Christopher Tilghman
4:00-5:00 pm, Youth Stage
Clifford’s 50th Birthday Party

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