One of the first book festivals of its kind, since its beginning in October of 1989, has inspired hundreds of similar book festivals throughout the nation and beyond.
The Festival has always been a free event that offers readers and writers an opportunity to interact, to create a public community around a festival that promotes and celebrates the joy of reading and of lifelong learning.
This year, author Karynthia Glasper-Phillips will participate in the festival with the debut of Rhythms of Life: An Anthem of Praise and Worship Through Seasons of Life. This book is a collaborative creation that features a diverse group of Christian women, who love God. The varied life experiences of each woman expresses the scriptures in their own style. “There is a selection inside for everyone who would dare to enjoy the rhythmic heartbeats of these anointed writers,” states Karynthia Glasper-Phillips, author and founder of Echoes Christian Ministries.
“Although they are many, they are one. In the pages of this book you will find their spiritual and life experiences expressed in timely devotionals, plays, essays, poems and prayers to empower you to mature in grace and to sustain your faith,” said Phillips.
Featured authors in “Rhythms of Life” include: Catisha Asbury, Wanda Clay, Renata Hayes-Dillard, Brenda Flowers, Denise Owens, Karynthia Phillips, Marva Southall, Christiana Reeves, Angelia Slater and Lalita Smith.
Each year the Southern Book Festival brings to Nashville approximately 200 of the nation’s and region’s most prominent authors, from legendary mystery writers to critically acclaimed debut novelists, from poets to biographers, from chefs to children’s authors.
Books by all the participating authors are available for sale at the festival’s book sales area where proceeds support the Festival. For more information visit TrinityWholenessMinistries.com.
Southern Festival of Books
Festival scheduled dates and times are:
Friday, October 14: noon-5 pm
Saturday, October 15: 10 am-6 pm
Sunday, October 16: noon-5 pm
Rhythms of Life: An Anthem of Praise and Worship Through Seasons of Life was written by Karynthia Phillips with the collaboration of other featured authors, including: Catisha Asbury, Wanda Clay, Renata Hayes-Dillard, Brenda Flowers, Denise Owens, Marva Southall, Christiana Reeves, Angelia Slater and Lalita Smith.
On October 15 from 6:30-8:30 pm, the public is invited to a night of arts, music, spoken work, fun and food at Shineworthy Tea, 5348 Hickory Hollow Pkwy., in Antioch, Tenn. (across from Global Mall).
On October 29 from 3-5 pm, a book signing will be held at Logos Christian Bookstore, 4012 Hillsboro Pike #6 in Green Hills. The book is available for purchase on Amazon.com.