The Mississippi Book Festival, a nonprofit founded by literacy advocates, launched in August 2015 on the State Capitol grounds and continues to draw thousands to its annual “literary lawn party” and book lovers’ celebration.
By its fifth year, the festival’s attendance had reached 9,300 with 47 official panel discussions and activities at 10 different venues. Hundreds more enjoyed the festive music, food, social and retail vibe on the grounds outdoors. C-SPAN coverage expands its reach through live and later viewing.
Jackson Gets Lit: Your Guide to The Mississippi Book Festival
If you were the kind of kid who was more interested in summer for your library’s annual reading challenge than for the days off from school, Jackson's Mississippi Book Festival is for…
Where to Dine During the MS Book Festival
Authors, readers and literary buffs unite for The Mississippi Book Festival on the grounds of the State Capitol. We have the dish on where to dine!
Soul Sessions Podcast: Ellen Daniels
On this episode, Ellen Rodgers Daniels is the Executive Director of the Mississippi Book Festival, happening August 20.