2016 DLF Lunch with the Author Information

Lunch with the Author will take place on Saturday, March 12 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm. Find out where your favorite authors will be eating and hanging out with their fans in the list below. Please call or email to make reservations to make sure you get a seat at the table!

Karen Abbott:  Bourbon Street Grill (email cmalcolm@windstream.net by Friday, 3-11, 11:00 p.m.)

Jacob M. Appel: Back Porch Oyster Bar  (706-864-8623)

V.L. Brunskill: Picnic Cafe  (706-864-1095)

Jackie Cooper: Shenanigan’s (cmalcolm@windstream.net by Friday, 3-11, 11:00 p.m.)

Delilah S. Dawson: Corkscrew Cafe  (706-867-8551)

Molly Harper: Spirits Tavern  (706-482-0580)

Ann Hite: Don Pollo  (706-867-0233)

Joshilyn Jackson: Pueblos  (706-867-7155)

Brian Panowich: Don Pollo  (706-867-0233)

Cherie Priest: Gustavo’s  (706-864-2366)

M.J. Pullen: Shenanigan’s  (email cmalcolm@windstream.net by Friday, 3-11, 11:00 p.m.)

Jaye Wells: Back Porch Oyster Bar  (706-864-8623)

 

2016 DLF Schedule

2016 Festival Schedule

Saturday, March 12

9:00 -10:00  

  • The Long and the Short Of It: The Art of Short Fiction
    Panelists: Jacob M. Appel, Delilah S. Dawson, Molly Harper, Ann Hite, Brian Panowich, Cherie Priest, Jaye Wells
    St. Luke’s, Rm. 103/105
  • Regional Writers: Blending Fact with Fiction
    Panelists: Angela Cerrito, Valerie Connors, Ed DeVos, Walt Griffin, Kevin Horgan, Phil Miller, Rona Simmons
    St. Luke’s, Rm. 106

10:15-11:15 

  • The Opposite of Everyone: A Book Talk
    Presented by Joshilyn Jackson
    St. Luke’s, Rm. 103/105
  • Regional Writers: Using Fantasy Elements
    Panelists: Alison Reeger Cook, Carolyn O’Neal, Shelley Pickens, Debra Webb Rogers, Tom Winton
    St. Luke’s, Rm. 106

11:30-12:30

  • Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy
    Presented by Karen Abbott
    St. Luke’s, Rm. 103/105
  • Regional Writers:  Intense Scenarios
    Panelists : Mike Brown, Evan Guilford-Blake, Jim Henninger, J. Frank James, Ron Miller, Carol Williams, Tom Wood
    St. Luke’s, Rm. 106

12:30-1:30

  • Lunch with the Authors
    Locations and additional information coming soon.

2:00-3:00

  • Laughter Can Be the Best Medicine: Using Humor
    Panelists: Jacob M. Appel, Delilah S. Dawson, Jameson Gregg, Molly Harper, Joshilyn Jackson, M.J. Pullen
    St. Luke’s, Rm. 103/105
  • Workshop on Character Drawing: What Will They Look Like?  Pt. 1
    Presenter: Mark Braught
    St. Luke’s, Rm. 101

3:15-4:15

  • Page-Turners: Sustaining Suspense
    Panelists: V.L. Brunskill, Ann Hite, Brian Panowich, Cherie Priest, Jaye Wells, Kelsey Browning, Lisa Clark O’Neill
    St. Luke’s, Rm. 103/105
  • Local Talent: North Georgia Authors Guild Reading
    Panelists: T.C. Carter, Joe Cobb Crawford, Guy Middleton, David Rothel, Trisha Slay, Clint Smith, Sharon Thomason
    St. Luke’s, Rm. 106
  • Workshop on Character Drawing: What Will They Look Like?  Pt. 2
    Presenter: Mark Braught
    St. Luke’s, Rm. 101

4:30-5:30

  • Telling it Like it is: The Art of Non-Fiction
    Panelists: Jacob M. Appel, Jackie Cooper, Jane Fishman, Tim Link, Tinaz Pavri, Scott Seeke)
  • Tips for the Distracted Writer
    Presenter: M.J. Pullen
    St. Luke’s, Rm. 101

5:30-6:30 

  • Reception for Featured Authors and Regional Writers
    Open to the Public
    Community House

Sunday, March 13th

11:00-12:00 

  • Hiding in Plain Sight: Supernatural Fiction
    Panelists: Delilah S. Dawson, Molly Harper, Cherie Priest, Jaye Wells
    Community House

12:15-1:15

  • Writing Memorable Characters
    Panelists: Karen Abbott, Jackie Cooper, M.J. Pullen, John Ingrisano
    Community House

1:30-2:30

  • The Ties that Bind: Family in Souther Fiction
    Panelists: V.L. Brunskill, Ann Hite, Joshilyn Jackson, Brian Panowich
    Community House

Book Signing Schedule

Featured and Special Appearance Authors
Saturday, March 12th
Community House

10:15-10:45 a.m. Jacob M. Appel, Delilah S. Dawson, Molly Harper, Ann Hite, Brian Panowich, Cherie Priest, Jaye Wells

11:30 a.m-12:00 p.m. Joshilyn Jackson

3:15-3:45 p.m. Karen Abbott, Jacob Appel, Jackie Cooper, Delilah S. Dawson, Jameson Gregg, Molly Harper, Joshilyn Jackson, M.J. Pullen

4:30-5:00 p.m. Mark Braught, V.L. Brunskill, Ann Hite, Brian Panowich, Cherie Priest, Jaye Wells

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A Night of Literary Revelry

Join our fundraising chair, Jeremy Logan, and a host of other regional writers for an Evening of Book Reading and Stimulating Conversation on Saturday, October 24th.

While the party is in full swing, several of the authors will read excerpts of their most recent works. Come meet and mingle with Jeremy’s author friends as they celebrate the joy of reading a great story with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and desserts.

Attending Authors

Valerie Connors – Shadow of a Smile, A Promise Made
Rona Simmons – The Quiet Room, Postcards from Wonderland
Connie McKee – The Girl in the Mirror
Ed Gruber – Tony the Kneebreaker, Seeking Intimacy
Bob Babcock – War Stories I and II; What Now, Lieutenant?
Jeremy Logan – Rubik Memorandum, Don’t Go There
Susan Jimison – Dear Mark, Through the Eyes of a Tiger

Revelry and mingling kick-off at 7:30pm at 1517 Stonebrook Place  Roswell, GA 30075

Just the facts:

What: A Literary Party
Who: Anyone
Where: 1517 Stonebrook Place Roswell, GA 30075
When: 7:30 pm ET on Saturday, Oct 24

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 this summer. Want to help plan the 2016 festivities? Curious about volunteering for the day of the festival? Then this is your chance to get involved. These gatherings are the open to anyone interested in assisting the festival in any way. We encourage you to come and to bring your friends!

The kick-off reception will take place Friday, August 21st, 5:30-7:30pm ET, at the United Community Bank in Dahlonega, GA.

What:
2016 Dahlonega Literary Festival Kick-off Reception

When:
Friday, August 21st, 5:30-7:30pm ET

Where:
United Community Bank
206 Morrison Moore Pkwy W
Dahlonega, GA 30533

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, George Weinstein
    Community House

1:30-2:30

  • Set in the South
    Panelists: Raymond Atkins, Susan Boyer, Mark Braught, Jackie Cooper, Jessica Handler, Ann Hite, Vicki Lane
    Community House

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, 51 West Main Street (706-867-8551)*

Jessica Handler: Crimson Moon, 24 North Park Street

Janice Hardy: Shenanigan’s, 87 North Chestatee St.

Molly Harper: Corkscrew Cafe, 51 West Main Street (706-867-8551)*

Robb Helfrick: Spirits Tavern, 19 East Main Street*

Kathryn Hinds: Gustavo’s, 16 Public Square

Ann Hite: Gustavo’s, 16 Public Square

Vicki Lane: Don Pollo, 125 East Main Street

Erika Marks: Bourbon Street Grill, 90 A Public Square North

Man Martin: Shenanigan’s, 87 North Chestatee St.

Cherie Priest: Bourbon Street Grill, 90 A Public Square North

George Weinstein: Back Porch Oyster Bar, 19 North Chestatee Street (706-864-8623)*

Renea Winchester: Bourbon Street Grill,  90 A Public Square North

Lunch seating with Frances Mayes, Kevin Hearne, Delilah S. Dawson, and Raymond Atkins is no longer available.

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 Novels
    Presenter: Tanya Bennett
    St. Luke’s, Rm. 106
  • Writing and Illustrating Children’s Books
    Panelists: Mark Braught & Lynn Cullen
    St. Luke’s, Rm. 104

11:00-12:00 

12:00-12:30

12:30-1:30

  • Lunch with the Author 
    Locations and Reservation Information Soon

2:00-3:00

  • Beneath the Surface: The Scope of Fantasy 
    Panelists: Delilah S. Dawson, Molly Harper, Kevin Hearne, Kathryn Hinds, Ann Hite, Cherie Priest
    St. Luke’s, Rm. 103/105
  • The Element of Mystery in Fiction
    Panelists: Susan Boyer, Lynn Cullen, Vicki Lane, Cynthia Lott, Erika Marks, George Weinstein
    St. Luke’s, Rm. 106
  • Creating Images With Your Heart: the Emotional Component of Photography
    Presenter: Robb Helfrick
    St. Luke’s, Rm. 104

3:15-4:15

  • The Art of Non-Fiction
    Panelists: Jackie Cooper, Jessica Handler, Kathryn Hinds, Frances Mayes, Renea Winchester
    St. Luke’s, Rm. 103/105
  • Novel-writing Tips
    Presenter: Janice Hardy
    St. Luke’s, Rm. 104

4:30-5:30

  • Tickling the Funnybone: Using Humor  
    Panelists: Raymond Atkins, Susan Boyer, Delilah S. Dawson, Molly Harper, Kevin Hearne, Man Martin
    St. Luke’s, Rm. 103/105
  • Historical Fiction Set in the Golden Age of Medieval Moorish Spain
    Presenter: John D. Cressler
    St. Luke’s, Rm. 106
  • Character Drawing
    Presenter: Mark Braught
    St. Luke’s, Rm. 104

5:30-6:45 

  • Reception for Featured Authors and Regional Writers
    Open to the Public
    Community House

 

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, George Weinstein
    Community House

1:30-2:30

  • Set in the South
    Panelists: Raymond Atkins, Susan Boyer, Mark Braught, Jackie Cooper, Jessica Handler, Ann Hite, Vicki Lane
    Community House

 

2014 Special Appearance: Tanya Long Bennett

tbennettTanya 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 writing interests include a young adult novel called The Morleys in Space and a scholarly study of Louise Erdrich’s fiction. She enjoys teaching in the areas of composition and literary studies.

Keynote Speaker: Frances Mayes

FMayes_SBA_Bio-1In 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 book, Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir, will be released in paperback this Spring. The keynote address will take place at 11am EST in the University of North Georgia Health and Natural Sciences auditorium. It will be followed by a book signing in the same location. FoxTale Book Shoppe will be on site with books for sale.


Keynote Schedule:

11:00-12:00 Keynote address, Frances Mayes, UNG Health and Natural Sciences auditorium

12:00-12:30 Book-signing, UNG Health and Natural Sciences auditorium

2015 Special Appearance: John D. Cressler

JDCresslerJohn 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 Shining City is the second release in the Anthems of al-Andalus Series. Visit the author at http://johndcressler.com.