We've been to a number of book events throughout the South and around the country, but the Alabama Festival of Books is quickly becoming one of our favorites. This year, Brad Watson author of Miss Jane and winner of the 2017 Harper Lee Award was one of the featured speakers. His talk on writing was one of the best we've heard.
Readings, book signings, and author talks make this a must do for readers and writers. This year's festival is Saturday, April 21, 2018.
Authors with an Alabama connection or whose books feature Alabama in some way can submit their books here.
And you can plan a weekend trip to Montgomery around the festival. While you're there, check out Old Alabama Town and The Fitzgerald Museum, another of our favorites!! And on the way down or back, drive through the town of Wetumpka, Alabama. Sitting at the top of the hill overlooking the quaint town center is the house from the movie Big Fish. One of our favorite movies and a mesmerizing take on Southern storytelling.