In 2016 the Godbey Lecture Series launched the annual Book Fest, a celebration of all books published by SMU faculty and staff in the previous calendar year. A celebratory reception is traditionally held on Reading Day in May in the Rotunda of Dallas Hall.
All eligible book submissions are purchased to display at the Book Fest. Throughout the reception, attendees participate in a drawing and the winners are awarded signed copies of the books. An additional copy of each book is added to the DCII library in the lobby of our offices in Ford Hall, and members of the SMU community are welcome to peruse these books at their leisure.
If you are an SMU faculty or staff member who published a book in 2023, please submit your information here to be included in the next celebration!