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Savannah: A Writer's Mossy Paradise

As a fiction writer, I can very comfortably say that Savannah, Georgia, is one of the best places to both live in and travel to for creative inspiration.
It is truly a feast for all senses. There’s a thick fog that comes rolling in from the river creates a layer of mysticism and silence, creating the perfect setting for mystery, fantasy, romance, and even horror. In the spring, the scent of blossoms and flowers pervade the air whereas the fall’s sharp scent of wilting marsh is distinctive while not quite unpleasant. The parks and the long-standing architecture are a perfect blend between the wilderness and classic Southern civilization and every old town house has a story to it. Literal ghosts of the past as well as the long-standing emphasis of tradition and hospitality could inspire anyone to go back in time, or invent their own.

One of the most inspiring aspects to Savannah would have to be the characters of the area. We’re bountiful with those with a story, or those who are a story within themselves. Well-travelled, the well-lived, the unique, the artistic, the eccentric… I myself have written stories with Savannah residents without ever having to falsify their personalities, simply because so many Savannahians are ripe for fiction. I don’t hesitate to say that Savannah is truly a wonderful place to get creative…

In celebration of Savannah’s contribution to the arts, we are hosting a book festival from February 12th-15th. The opening address and book signing will be given by Janet Evanovich, the keynote address will be given by P.J. O’Rourke, and the closing address will be given by Christopher and Anne Rice. Tickets are available at Savannahboxoffice.com and are $15 to attend the speeches downtown. Don’t hesitate to meet the authors of the Wicked series, The Baby Boom, and the Vampire Chronicles right here within walking distance of the inn!
On February 14th, the main event in the Telfair square, including booksales, signings, and author presentations will be free to the public. The complete list of authors will be announced on February 2nd, so you never know who you might meet!

On a personal note, Anne Rice is truly an inspiration to me. You’ll be sure find me at the closing address at the Trustees theatre, with all of the books of hers I can carry, trying not to faint.

Our boards on Pinterest provide a great visual snapshot of things to do during your stay in Savannah. Check out our boards for our favorite restaurants, ice cream, coffee shops and museums! We also highlight upcoming events on facebook and twitter.
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Savannah: A Writer's Mossy Paradise

As a fiction writer, I can very comfortably say that Savannah, Georgia, is one of the best places to both live in and travel to for...

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