CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!!! DLF NEEDS VOLUNTEERS TO ASSIT IN RUNNING THE FESTIVAL

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Do you like to participate in community service? Maybe you’re already going to be at the festival, and have some free time… We are looking for a few more volunteers to help us with the festival this weekend! We want this weekend to be the best one yet, and we can’t do it without all of you who come to the festival as attendees and volunteers! If you would like to volunteer some this weekend at the festival (March 24th and 25th), please email Wes Whitaker at westry.whitaker@ung.edu with the days/times that you would be willing to volunteer. Bring your friends, too!

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BOOKS FOR SALE! MEET OUR 2018 REGIONAL WRITERS!

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(Please go to our “RW Books” page to see a readable copy of the above Regional Writer book covers and plot summaries)

Dear 2018 DLF Attendee-

Here is our Regional Writer lineup! These writers will be available for book signing/selling and conversation on Saturday ONLY, March 24th from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.  They will be located in the Fellowship Hall of the Dahlonega Baptist Church (234 Hawkins Street)! They will NOT be available on Sunday, March 25th, so if you want to check out their books (and you totally should!) don’t miss the opportunity to meet with them and buy their books on Saturday, March 24th!

Every year the Dahlonega Literary Festival strives to provide our Festival attendees with the best quality books and diverse genres as we can. Our Regional Writers are not selected by a first come, first selected method.  Instead, they must go through a Review/Selection vetting process whereby they must apply to become a Regional Writer by submitting copies of their books that are then reviewed and selected (or not) by the Regional Writers Section Review Panel.

It’s worth the time to come visit the Regional Writers Event!!!  If you don’t, you’ll be missing the opportunity to purchase really good books!  These authors are quality writers and their books are well written.  So, I encourage you to visit our 2018 Regional Writers to examine and buy their books.  While your at it, meet and visit with them, they would love to meet you!

Best regards!

Ken Smoke, Chair, Regional Writer Section

 

DAHLONEGA LITERARY & SCIENCE FESTIVALS UNVEIL NEW APP!!!

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Festival DLF copyWE HAVE AN APP! The Dahlonega Literary Festival (March 24-25, 2018) and the Dahlonega Science Festival (March 23-25, 2018) are proud to announce the unveiling of their new app to better serve attendees to both festivals!!!  Download the app Attendify to follow our event all weekend! To download the app and find our event, follow the directions below! It’s FREE! 

To get the app:

  1. Go to your ‘App Store’ and download the ‘Attendify App’
  2. Search for ‘Dahlonega’
  3. Select the ‘Dahlonega Science & Lit Festivals’
  4. ‘Join’ the event
  5. Enter your email address and create a password
  6. The app then asks for more profile info

That’s it!  You now have access to virtually all of the information you will need about both of these festivals! You will be able to more efficiently guide yourself around the festivals and choose which programs and events you would like to attend and more easily locate them.  You will be able to learn more about the programs, events, and speakers.

Information the app provides includes:

  • Favorites & Notes
  • Schedules for both Festivals (‘Green’ color for Dahlonega Literary Festival and ‘Purple’ color for the Dahlonega Science Festival)
  • List of Speakers
  • List of Sponsors
  • Map
  • WebView that links to each festival’s web page
  • Twitter

So download this app today!

We will also be using the hashtag #DLF2018 on Instagram all throughout the weekend! If you take pictures at the festival, and would like for us to see them, please use the hashtag #DLF2018 and tag us so that we can see all of your wonderful memories and fun! If you don’t already follow us on Instagram, make sure you follow us @dahlonegaliteraryfestival! We will be posting cool things throughout the weekend to showcase the event!

The festival is in ONE DAY!! Don’t forget to come on down, and enjoy a weekend full of readings, book signings, and really awesome workshops and panels! We can’t wait to see you March 24th and 25th!

 

“SMOKE SIGNALS” FEATURE ARTICLE ON THE DLF

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Guess who has been featured in “Smoke Signals”, the newspaper that serves Big Canoe, Atlanta, and North Georgia!? That’s right! The Dahlonega Literary Festival!! We are in the double digits: 19 days left until the festival! Check out the link below to read about the festival coming March 24th and 25th!

Click on the link below, then click on “Arts & Entertainment” section.

https://www.bigcanoenews.com/digital-edition

FEATURED AUTHORS AND REGIONAL WRITERS DONATE BOOKS TO THE LUMPKIN COUNTY LIBRARY

 

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Every year the Featured Authors and Regional Writers are kind enough to donate copies of their books to the Lumpkin County Library.  Pictured here, left to right, are Donna Gessell, Chair of the Dahlonega Literary Festival, Tracey Thomaswick, Director of the Lumpkin County Library, and Ken Smoke, Chair of the Regional Writers Section of the Dahlonega Literary Festival.  On February 28, 2018, Donna and Ken, on behalf of the Featured Authors and Regional Writers, present the donated books to an appreciative Tracey.

THANK YOU SO MUCH AUTHORS!!!

2018 DAHLONEGA LITERARY FESTIVAL VENUES AND MAP

 

The 2018 Dahlonega Literary Festival will be held in three venues:  The Dahlonega Baptist Church, The Lumpkin County Community House, and the Woodmen of the World (WOW) Building.

All programs and the Regional Writer Area for Saturday, March 24, 2018 will be held at The Dahlonega Baptist Church, 234 Hawkins St., Dahlonega, Ga.

All programs for Sunday, March 25, 2018 will be held at the Lumpkin County Community House, 111 N. Park St., Dahlonega, Ga and the Woodmen of the World (WOW) building, 44 North Park St., Dahlonega, Ga. (entrance is actually on Warwick St. and upstairs).

FoxTale Book Shoppe will be handling the book sales of the Featured Authors and will be located in The Lumpkin County Community House.

For directions to Dahlonega and the Festival, please visit our “Directions” page under “About”.

 

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