On behalf of the board of directors of the Savannah Book Festival, President Beau Anders today announced the retirement of Executive Director Kim Bockius-Suwyn as of June 30.

The SBF board has begun the process to search for a new executive director.

 

"Kim has done an outstanding job in organizing, marketing and presenting the Savannah Book Festival over the past three years,” said Anders. “While we are disappointed in losing Kim and we wish her the very best in pursuing other endeavors, Erika Dongre, our assistant director, is remaining with the festival and will be handling the day-to-day activities until a replacement is appointed."

Bockius-Suwyn said she plans to stay engaged with the SBF community as an advisor and SBF sponsor.

“Over the past three years, I have had the opportunity to meet dozens of fascinating authors and thousands of enthusiastic readers and have enjoyed that wonderful experience,” she said. “They all have shared with me their belief that the festival is truly one of the best literary events in the country. It will be exciting to watch it continue to bloom and grow as we celebrate Savannah’s curious minds and civil conversation.”

Go to savannahbookfestival.org for more information. The 13th annual Savannah Book Festival will take place Feb. 13-16, 2020.