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Fourth season of NPT’s Emmy Award-winning ‘A Word on Words’ begins Jan. 25

Published on January 16, 2019 By MiChelle Jones

  The new season of A Word on Words, NPT’s Emmy Award-winning reboot of its classic series, launches Friday, Jan. 25, on Facebook and Sunday, Jan. 27, on-air. Mystery writer J.T. Ellison and essayist Mary Laura Philpott return as hosts and NPT associate producer/senior editor Suzy Hence takes over as series producer. Fifteen authors will […]

NPT & The Great American Read, on TV & at the Southern Festival of Books

Published on September 21, 2018 By MiChelle Jones

  First, if you haven’t yet voted for your favorite novel in The Great American Read campaign, do it right now by clicking this link (we’ll wait…). Now that you’ve taken care of that, here are some NPT and A Word on Words tie-ins to the national program that you’ll want to mark on your […]

New Season of NPT’s Emmy Award-Winning ‘A Word on Word’ Series Begins

Published on February 17, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

A new season of A Word on Words premieres on air on Sunday, Feb. 19, at 10:26 a.m., and is available online at awordonwords.org and the NPT Arts Connection YouTube channel. The second season opener features Nashville author Ann Patchett interviewed at her bookstore, Parnassus Books, by Mary Laura Philpott (who also handles social media […]

NPT Launches New ‘A Word on Word’ Series

Published on October 9, 2015 By MiChelle Jones

Autumn is traditionally the time of the biggest launches in the book world. This season we’re proud to announce a big launch of our own: A new take on NPT’s long-running book series, A Word on Words. The series was hosted by respected journalist John Seigenthaler for more than 40 years and remains a favorite […]

The Southern Festival of Books Takes Place October 12-14.

Published on October 9, 2012 By Joe Pagetta

One our favorite cultural events of the year takes place this weekend, October 12-14 at the Legislative Plaza. The Southern Festival of Books is a free event that offers “readers and writers an opportunity to interact, and create a public community that promotes and celebrates the joy of reading and of lifelong learning.” In short, […]

David Maraniss Talks Rome 1960 on A Word on Words

Published on October 10, 2008 By Joe Pagetta

The Southern Festival of Books started today at War Memorial Plaza, which means plenty of great writers in town for John Seigenthaler to interview on A Word on Words. These include David Maraniss, journalist, historian and author of four critically acclaimed and bestselling books: When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi, First in […]

Have Dinner with an Author

Published on June 30, 2008 By Joe Pagetta

One of our favorite events, the Southern Festival of Books returns to Nashville this year at the War Memorial Plaza on October 10-12. This year, festivalgoers will have a unique opportunity to dine with some of the event’s renowned authors at the “Authors in the Round” — it IS Nashville after all — benefit dinner […]