SAVANNAH, GA) Best-selling author Scott Turow will be the featured author at the 2014 Savannah Book Festival SBF@SCHOOLS student session on Thursday, Feb. 13. The program, which targets select local high school and college students, will take place right before Turow’s Festival Opening Address at Trustees Theatre.
This year’s SBF@SCHOOLS program specifically targets students who have demonstrated interest in creative writing, as well as the faculty who nurture these students. The Savannah Book Festival’s goal is to bring area public and private high school and college students and faculty from Armstrong Atlantic, Georgia Southern, Savannah State and SCAD together with best-selling authors in an intimate exchange that both inspires and instructs. Each participating school/college establishes its own selection criteria among its creative writing students and faculty. The 4 p.m. session at SCAD’s Arnold Hall will be limited to 200 students and faculty. Pre-registration is required to attend; therefore, interested parties should contact their schools for qualification requirements.
Savannah Book Festival co-founder Matt Prickett created the SBF@SCHOOLS in 2008 with the first Festival. Now in its seventh year, the 2014 Savannah Book Festival will feature almost 40 best-selling, debut and local authors. For more information on the participating authors, schedule and other information, visit savannahbookfestival.org.