Authors in the Round was founded in 2008 by Jean Bottorff and Todd Bottorff, and has quickly become a signature event in Nashville and a vital part of the Festival fundraising effort. The dinner takes place on the Friday of the Festival weekend at the historic War Memorial Auditorium. Guests mingle and dine with 40 Festival authors for an evening of literary conversation and celebration of the written word. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails under the stars in the courtyard. For dinner, each table is paired with an author, and each guest at the table receives a copy of the author’s book. The evening concludes with specialty drinks in the courtyard.
The 10th Annual Authors in the Round dinner takes place on Friday, October 13, 2017. Participating authors will be announced soon. Tickets are $200 each and $1,600 for a table of eight. A portion of each ticket purchase is tax-deductible and all proceeds benefit the Southern Festival of Books.