Category Archives: Events

2016 Kick-off Reception

The 2016 Dahlonega Literary Festival will take place March 12 &13, but planning has already begun. Interested in hearing about the opportunities to get involved with the 2016 festival? Our steering committee will be hosting our annual kick-off reception later … Continue reading

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Sunday Schedule

Sunday, March 29th 11:00-12:00  Pucker Up: Writing Romance Panelists: Delilah S. Dawson, Molly Harper, Kathryn Hinds, Erika Marks, George Weinstein Community House 12:15-1:15 The Past as Inspiration: Using History Panelists: Lynn Cullen, Kevin Hearne, Jessica Handler, Cherie Priest, Kim Teter, … Continue reading

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Dahlonega Literary Festival Lunch with the Author Locations

(*Call or email restaurant for reservations where noted) Susan Boyer: Don Pollo, 125 East Main Street Mark Braught: Spirits Tavern, 19 East Main Street Jackie K Cooper: Back Porch Oyster Bar, 19 North Chestatee Street (706-864-8623)* Lynn Cullen: Corkscrew Cafe, … Continue reading

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2015 Schedule of Events is Here!

Saturday, March 28 9:00 -10:00   Heroes and Villains: Creating Memorable Characters Panelists: Raymond Atkins, Ann Hite, Vicki Lane, Erika Marks, Man Martin, Cherie Priest,George Weinstein St. Luke’s, Rm. 103/105 I Have Been So Many People: A Discussion of Lee Smith’s … Continue reading

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2014 Special Appearance: Tanya Long Bennett

Tanya Long Bennett is a professor of English at University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, where she has been teaching for the last 14 years. In addition to “I Have Been So Many People”: A Study of Lee Smith’s Novels, her … Continue reading

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Keynote Speaker: Frances Mayes

In collaboration with the 2015 Southern Literary Festival, we are excited to have internationally bestselling author Frances Mayes as the keynote speaker for our 2015 festival. Mayes is most widely known for her book Under the Tuscan Sun. Her newest … Continue reading

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2015 Special Appearance: John D. Cressler

John D. Cressler is Schlumberger Chair Professor at Georgia Tech and the author of five non-fiction books (two for general audiences) and the historical novel Emeralds of the Alhambra, a love story set in medieval Muslim Spain. Shadows in the … Continue reading

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