We deeply appreciate any and all contributions to help make the Mississippi Book Festival an annual event and keep it FREE and open to the public. Donations at any level from readers like you are vital in this event’s continued success. Celebrate and spread the love of reading and good writing with a donation through our fund at the Community Foundation for Mississippi, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization registered in the State of Mississippi.
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The Mississippi Book Festival is made possible through the generosity of individuals, businesses, foundations, and partners. Funders help provide the annual event and keep it FREE and open to the public. With these benefactors, we bring books to life for children in low-income schools, champion Mississippi’s public libraries, and connect authors and readers at events year-round. We welcome your support through our fund at the Community Foundation for Mississippi, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization registered in the State of Mississippi.
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Volunteers are the power source behind the Mississippi Book Festival. Volunteer opportunities come in all shapes and sizes, from greeting guests at the gates and ensuring rooms are ready for panels, to pointing guests in the right direction on the Capitol grounds. There is a job for everyone starting this summer and continuing beyond the event. Choose a task that suits your interest and preferences:
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The Mississippi Book Festival offers an exceptional opportunity for individuals, retailers, organizations, and vendors to sell or distribute books, goods, information or food. Potential exhibitors may apply as follows:
The Mississippi Book Festival each year sponsors approximately 30 Official Panels, in which moderators lead small groups of authors in a discussion of their books. Panels are typically built around a theme (e.g. civil rights history, Southern cooking, historical fiction, poetry). Our author selection committee of publishing and book professionals actively pursues potential panelists for topics, considers submissions, and sends invitations.
Panelist suggestions are received year-round.
Suggestions for the 2019 festival must be received by May 1, 2019, (any suggestion received after that date will be considered on a case by case basis).
Notifications will be issued by June 1, 2019.
Submit your ideas for official panelists online: