Southern Festival of Books
From the website: "The Festival annually welcomes more than 200 authors from throughout the nation and in every genre for readings, panel discussions and book signings. Book lovers have the opportunity to hear from and meet some of America's foremost writers in fiction, history, mystery, food, biography, travel, poetry and children's literature among others." Admission is free and open to the public. Author sessions take place at the Nashville Public Library (615 Church St) and War Memorial Auditorium (301 6th Ave. N near Broadway).