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April 26-28, 2024

Word of South

Don’t Miss Our Pre-Festival Events

Can’t wait for the Word of South Festival? Check out these special pre-festival events to attend in the meantime.

James Patterson & Mike Lupica

January 13th, 7 p.m.
at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church

Word of South is pleased to support our friends at Midtown Reader to welcome New York Times bestselling authors James Patterson and Mike Lupica with their co-written release, The House of Wolves on January 13th, 2023 at 7 p.m. at Holy Comforter Episcopal School.

The House of Wolves centers around The Wolf family, the most powerful sports-scions in California, and their new matriarch: Jenny Wolf. After her father is murdered, Jenny inherits the family fortune – and now runs the San Francisco Tribune, while also controlling the legendary Bay-Area pro football team, the Wolves. She navigates this massive inheritance while also attempting to solve her father’s murder. The House of Wolves is a mix of high-stakes family drama reminiscent of the Godfather’s Corleones and Yellowstone’s Duttons.

Each ticket comes with a signed copy of their new release, The House of Wolves! Word of South Sustaining Members who purchase tickets will have access to a reserved seating area at the event.

Revisiting the Civil Rights Era
in Tallahassee

On January 25, 2023, Dr. Maxine Montgomery will host a discussion surrounding the modern Civil Rights Movement and the implications of that era as featured in The Nickel Boys. The diverse group of panelists will also highlight connections to our local community and offer insight into the author’s literary process. This event will be free to the public but does require an RSVP. You can also join us for a reception hosted by AARP before the event at 6:00 pm. Don’t miss out on this exciting discussion and RSVP today.

These events serve as a sneak peek into our in-person Word of South Festival, happening April 21-23 at Cascades Park! 

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