-Dahlonega Literary Festival lineup announced
The Dahlonega Literary Festival returns March 1-2, 2019 and kicks off on Friday with a Songwriters Café featuring local singer-songwriters as well as Ray Atkins, author of Set List, a novel and ending with a headliner event by renown writer Rebecca Wells Saturday afternoon. In between are panel discussions, individual presentations, workshops, book signings and more that will delight readers and writers.
Friday’s event starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Dahlonega Funeral Home, 20 Gibson Rd. Tickets are $10.
Rebecca Wells takes the stage with her "Divine Daughter of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" presentation at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds from her appearance benefit the new Lumpkin County Library. Fans will be able to pre-purchase tickets online for $20. Author of the bestselling Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Wells is also an accomplished actress and playwright. Wells will sign books afterwards.
Saturday sessions (most an hour long) run from 9:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m. and are held at Dahlonega Baptist Church, 234 Hawkins St. The diverse lineup of Featured Authors includes Jacob Appel, Raymond Atkins, Chuck Barrett, Cliff and Cynthia Graubart, Anthony (Tony) Grooms, Eric Haney, McCall Hoyle, Phil Hudgins, Terry Kay, Jessica Khoury, Erica G. Mason, Nayomi Munaweera, Stacia Pelletier, D.J. Steele, and Rebecca Wells.
In addition to author panels, workshops, and book signings Saturday, attendees can pre-purchase tickets for “Lunch with the Featured Authors” online for $20.
The DLF also showcases over 30 Regional Writers offering a variety of fiction and nonfiction books. They will be available on Saturday to meet attendees and sign books.
Book sales are provided onsite by FoxTale Book Shoppe March 2 from 9 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
In collaboration with the DLF, the Dahlonega Science Festival will feature science-related author panels and hands-on family activities around Dahlonega.
DLF events are free unless otherwise noted and are open to the public. Please visit www.literaryfestival.org for more information, directions, and updates.
This long-running nonprofit festival is organized by an all-volunteer board that enjoys bringing together readers, authors, and writers in a celebration of the written word.