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. Ours 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. 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 it 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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2017 Festival Steering Committee
Chair: Arienne Wallace
Secretary: Sharon Kridel
Treasurer: Donna Gessell
Author Selection Committee Chair: Jameson Gregg
Regional Writers Committee Chair: Ken Smoke and Warren Johnson
Publicity Co-Chairs: Diane Bates – (News Releases & Media Requests) and OPEN (Website & Social Media)
Scheduling Committee Chair: Sharon Thomason
Facilities/Events Committee Chair: Gloria Bennett
Sponsorships/Fundraising Committee Chair: Trisha Slay and Trish Hawkins (Grants)