Southern Lit Alliance is a non-profit literary arts organization inspiring people to read and write. Southern Lit Alliance regularly hosts authors from all over the country for readings and book signings. There are also two literature festivals hosted by the organization. YA-hoo Fest is an annual event featuring Young Adult genre authors held in Sept. The SouthWord Literary Feast is a biennial conference featuring the authors in the Fellowship of Southern Writers, a literary honors organization founded in Chattanooga.