Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Kathryn Stockett at the 2009 Southern Festival of Books

In this session from the 2009 Southern Festival of Books, Kathryn Stockett reads from and discusses her novel, The Help, talks about the novel’s international readership, and confesses her childhood fear of the school librarian. This session was recorded live at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee on October 10, 2009. For more podcasts, visit our feed at