The Dahlonega Literary Festival is an annual celebration of books that takes place in March. Situated in Historic Downtown Dahlonega, the festival continues to grow and become more delightful as the years go on. Besides providing an opportunity for authors to network, our festival is an intimate festival about books and authors with a mission to promote interaction between readers and writers in a relaxed, informal environment. Visitors have an opportunity to meet and interact with the authors. In addition to attending speaking events and book signings, attendees can have lunch with their favorite authors at a local restaurant.
Past featured authors include: Frances Mayes, Diana Gabaldon, Terry Kay, Deanna Raybourn, Joshilyn Jackson, and many more. For 2019, we will have Rebecca Wells, author of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood series! Where else can you see, have conversations with, and even dine with bestselling authors while surrounded by the beautiful North Georgia Mountains.
We promise that the Dahlonega Literary Festival will interest anyone who is a lover of books and reading. All festival events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Dahlonega Literary Festival operates under the 501c3 umbrella of the Lumpkin County Literacy Coalition. Please visit our Sponsorship page if you are interested in donating to our festival.
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2019 Festival Steering Committee
Chair: Donna Gessell
Secretary: Brenda Bishop
Treasurer: Harry Resovsky
Featured Author Selection: Sharon Thomason
Program Committee Chair: Kendra Sanderson
Regional Writers Committee Chair: Ken Smoke
Public Relations/Social Media: Diane Bates
Facilities/Events Committee Chair: Unfilled
Sponsorships/Fundraising Committee Chair: Donna Sullivan
Volunteers: Wes Whitaker
Hospitality: Juanita Tipton
Interns: Rachel Ayers and Emily Beardsley
Dahlonega Science Festival Liaisons: Donna Gessell and Donna Sullivan