2024 festival

At the University of Mississippi, April 4-6, 2024

this year's program

Learn what's in store (and who's featured) this time at the University of Mississippi


Recording of 2023 Keynote Speaker Margaret Renkl

Benefits of Membership

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Benefits of Membership
Benefits of Membership in The Southern Literary Festival Association

Becoming an institutional member of the Southern Literary Festival Association first and foremost benefits your students. When you join the association you’ll be able to:

-Submit student work to our competition and anthology in the Fall

-Attend the Festival with your students in the Spring

-Have the option of joining the Board

-Throw your hat in the ring to host a future Festival at your school!