Naming the Festival

There’s some discussion about changing the name of the Festival from Dahlonega Literary Festival to Dahlonega Book Festival. Which name do you prefer? Make your choice and then tell us why you think it’s the best name! You can also suggest other names.

Writers’ Workshop Announcement

Creating Compelling Characters: a unique Writing Workshop experience with   award-winning author Susan Hubbard. Come spend a week at lovely Lily Creek Lodge in beautiful Dahlonega, Georgia for an immersion approach to honing your craft.

Attendees will receive personalized instruction and feedback in a small-group setting (workshop is limited to 10 participants). Fee includes workshop, lodging, and all meals. For more information and a detailed schedule, visit the webpage:

Committee Meeting

The Dahlonega Literary Festival steering committee held their first meeting of the year on Jan 10th. The meeting’s purpose was to choose committees and chairs. If you live in or around Dahlonega and are interested in volunteering on a committee, comment on this post detailing how you’d be interested in helping. You will be contacted and directed to the appropriate committee chairperson.


Updates to the website are coming along. We have added pictures from the 2011 festival, as well as our “about” page, and driving directions from Atlanta. If you’re interested in sponsoring, please see our sponsor and sponsorship page.

Thank you for you patience.