Features

Official Panels & Interviews

Experience lively discussions among Official Panelists and watch live interviews throughout the day at these locations:

  • STATE CAPITOL BUILDING (Room 201A, Room 201H, Room 113, Old Supreme Court Room)
  • GALLOWAY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (Sanctuary, Fellowship Center, The Foundery)

Family-friendly Attractions

Kids and teenagers will be the center of attention in lots of ways this year!

  • KIDS CORNER will be in a new shady spot on the Capitol lawn near food and entertainment.
  • THE FAMILY STORYTELLING ROOM will be located inside the Capitol featuring literacy experts from across the state. A family friendly atmosphere for children of all ages. Programs will run on the hour until 2:00 p.m.

Capitol Showcase

There’s lots to see and do inside the Capitol Building!

  • C-SPAN will have an exhibit in the rotunda.
  • MISSISSIPPI LIBRARY COMMISSION will host a table in the rotunda.
  • SHORT STORY MARATHON presented by the Mississippi Library Commission and the Mississippi Humanities Council. Drop in for a minute or stay all day to hear celebrated writers from across the state read their works, leading us along the Mississippi Literary Trail Map one short story at a time.
  • THE FAMILY STORYTELLING ROOM will be located inside the Capitol featuring literacy experts from across the state. A family friendly atmosphere for children of all ages. Programs will run on the hour until 2:00 p.m.
  • CAPITOL TOURS every 30 minutes, departing from Docent Desk on main floor.

Capitol Tours

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to see the grandeur of Mississippi’s State Capitol Building!

  • GUIDED TOURS depart from the ground floor Visitor Desk every 30 minutes, beginning at 11:00 a.m. on the day of the festival.

Authors Alley

Meet authors and artists selling their most recent works along Mississippi Street.

  • See our Replay festival pages for past Authors Alley participants.
  • 2018 details coming soon.

Booksellers

Booksellers are showcased at the center of the festival in our Independent Bookseller Tents, directly across from the Book Signings Tent.

  • See our Replay festival pages for past booksellers.
  • 2018 details coming soon.

Exhibitors on the Lawn

Organizations (non-profit, government, charitable) have it made in the shade with a provided tent and table on the Capitol grounds. Please note: No sales are allowed in this area.

  • See our Replay festival pages for past exhibitors.
  • 2018 details coming soon.

Book Signings

Participating official panelist authors will be available for book signings on the south lawn of the Capitol.

  • See our Replay festival pages for past book signing participants.
  • 2018 details coming soon.

Food Trucks & Live Music

Try tasty local foods from vendors along West Street! Claim a spot on the lawn or in our shady food pavilion!

  • See our Replay festival pages for past food vendors and musicians.
  • 2018 details coming soon.