Join us at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN

April 11th, 12th & 13th!



About SLF


The Southern Literary Festival was founded in 1937 at Blue Mountain college by a committee of representatives from ten Southern colleges, including Belhaven, Millsaps, and the University of Mississippi.

Keynote Speaker


Chris Offutt is an award-winning author and screenwriter. He worked on the HBO drama True Blood and the Showtime series Weeds. His books include Kentucky StraightThe Same River TwiceThe Good BrotherOut of the Woods, and No Heroes: A Memoir of Coming Home.

About CBU


CBU has grown to a student population of more than 1,800 and exponentially expanded its degree offerings. Today, CBU offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 60 academic majors and concentrations in the arts, business, engineering, and sciences.