Dahlonega Literary Festival

DLF logo square justThe Dahlonega Literary Festival is an annual celebration of books. The next festival will take place March 24-25, 2018. Situated in Historic Downtown Dahlonega, the festival continues to grow and become more and more entertaining as the years go on. We promise it will delight anyone who is a lover of books and reading. All festival events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Each year the festival presents a slate of invited authors representing a variety of genres sharing their ideas and experiences in various programs. In addition, a number of regional authors (ranging from local to other areas of the Southeast) have the opportunity to purchase a table to both interact with festival attendees and sell their books.

The Dahlonega Literary Festival is supported by donations and grants from Georgia Humanities, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Economic Development, and the Georgia Council for the Arts, through funding from the Georgia General Assembly.

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Learn to write true stories with techniques that keep readers turning pages!  Students will write a personal essay or a mini-memoir in this writing-intensive workshop.  With feedback from the instructor and peers, students will learn tips for dialogue, pacing, characterization and setting.  Bring your laptop or a notebook and pen.  Join us to learn a new genre of writing to make your story come alive!


Saturday, November 18, 2017


INSTRUCTOR:  Carol Crawford              CLASS FEE:  $35.00

You must RSVP to the Dahlonega Literary Festival c/o Alex Koehler (ajkoeh3831@ung.edu).  Pay at the door in either cash or check made to Dahlonega Literary Festival OR pay by clicking “Donate” button on any Dahlonega Literary Festival website page.



Carol Crawford is the editor and owner of carolcrawfordediting.com.  Carol has been teaching creative writing for two decades.  She is the author of The Habit of Mercy, Poems about Daughters and Mothers, and has been published in the Southern Humanities Review, Appalachian Heritage, the Concho River Review, the Chattahoochee Review, and the Journal of Kentucky Studies among others.  Carol has been program coordinator for the annual Blue Ridge Writers’ Conference since its inception in  1996 and loves all things literary: books, bookstores, poetry, word puzzles and libraries.

Carol has been the presenter at the Red Clay Writer’s Conference at Kennesaw State University and the Judge at the NCWN West Flash Fiction Contest.  She currently is instructing at the Writer’s Circle in Hayesville, NC and at the John C Campbell Folk School.