Beginning at the October Art Crawl, The Arts Company located in the heart of downtown Nashville, will donate proceeds from the sales of three books to the 24th Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word. Old Havana: Sprit of the Living City (Chip Cooper) and Belly: A Visual Appreciation (Robert McCurley) will all be available for purchase at The Arts Company with proceeds from sales benefiting the festival Oct. 6-14.
The festival is a free three-day celebration of the written word attracting about 20,000 attendees of all ages to the steps of the Tennessee State Capitol October 12-14. The Southern Festival of Books is presented by Humanities Tennessee, a non-profit organization that promotes humanities education across the state.
Arts Company owner, Anne Brown, will sell these three books at her contemporary gallery preceding the Festival, with all extra earnings to be donated to the cause. Chip Cooper captures the life and culture of Old Havana: Sprit of the Living City and Robert McCurley writes from a front-row view of American belly dancers in Belly: A Visual Appreciation.
Cooper and McCurley will have corresponding exhibits on display in October. The full Festival lineup, boasting 250 authors in total, seven Pulitzer Prize winners, and 36 New York Times bestselling authors, can be found online at www.humanitiestennessee.org/sofestofbooks.
The Festival is proudly sponsored by the National Endowment for Humanities, Ingram Content Group, Dollar General Literacy Foundation, Nashville Scene, AWC Family Foundation, Nashville Public Library, Nashville Predators Foundation, Vanderbilt University, Tennessee Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, The Memorial Foundation, the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, and the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area. Join the festival on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter @SoFestBooks.