Festival opening, keynote and closing addresses will be at Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St.

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at www.savannahboxoffice.com or by calling 912-525-5050.

Main Festival Day on Feb. 15 will once again offer several free author presentations at venues in and around Telfair and Wright squares. No tickets are necessary. Seats for these events are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note that no books may be brought in to the festival. All books for author signings must be purchased at the event.

Opening, keynote and closing addresses

6 p.m. Feb. 13: Opening address by Scott Turow

6 p.m. Feb. 14: Keynote address by Mitch Albom

3 p.m. Feb. 16: Closing address by Eben Alexander

Free Festival Day: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 15

Telfair Square

Noon-2 p.m.: Special book signing with Bobby and Jamie Deen

Trinity United Methodist Church

9-10 a.m.: Alice Hoffman

10:15-11:15 a.m.: Robin Cook

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Wally Lamb

1:30-2:30 p.m.: Nancy Horan

2:45-3:45 p.m.: Anita Shreve

4-5 p.m.: C.J. Box

Telfair Rotunda

9-10 a.m.: Dave DiBenedetto

10:15-11:15 a.m.: John Freeman

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: James Swanson

1:30-2:30 p.m.: Claudia Roth Pierpont

2:45-3:45 p.m.: Lis Wiehl

4-5 p.m.: Edward Ball

Jepson Center Neises Auditorium

9-10 a.m.: John Ferling

10:15-11:15 a.m.: Jayne Anne Phillips

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Paul Pressly

1:30-2:30 p.m.: Melanie Benjamin

2:45-3:45 p.m.: Patricia Schultz

4-5 p.m.: Megan McArdle

Jepson Center Boardroom

9-10 a.m.: Judson Mitcham

10:15-11:15 a.m.: Glenn Eskew

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Anton DiSclafani

1:30-2:30 p.m.: Boris Kachka

Wright Square

Lutheran Church Fellowship

9-10 a.m.: Kelly Corrigan

10:15-11:15 a.m.: Daniel James Brown

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Brad Taylor

1:30-2:30 p.m.: Hugh Howey

2:45-3:45 p.m.: John McMillian

4-5 p.m.: Wiley Cash

Lutheran Church Sanctuary

(each of the following events will be broadcast on C-SPAN)

9-10 a.m.: Gabriel Sherman

10:15-11:15 a.m.: Mike Ritland

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Lily Koppel

1:30-2:30 p.m.: A. Scott Berg

2:45-3:45 p.m.: John Rizzo

4-5 p.m.: Deborah Solomon


Go to our Facebook page to enter to win books from Savannah Book Fest authors. Contests end Feb. 11.

Please note, these books cannot be brought to the festival for signing.

"Bobby Deen's Everyday Eats" by Bobby Deen

"Under the Wide and Starry Sky" by Nancy Horan

Historian's bundle: "American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell" by Deborah Solomon, "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown and "Wilson" by A. Scott Berg

Also, check out the Feb. 9 Arts & Culture section in the Savannah Morning News for more on the upcoming festival and information on another contest to win works by Mitch Albom, Edward Ball, Nicholas Sparks, Megan McArdle and Boris Kachka.