CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!!! DAHLONEGA LITERARY FESTIVAL 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 2019 Dahlonega Literary Festival! We want the 2019 DLF 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 to help with the Festival (March 1 and 2, 2019), 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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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!!!

2019 FEATURED AUTHORS AND REGIONAL WRITER LINEUPS REVEALED

The 2019 Featured Authors and Regional Writers lineups are coming together!  We think that we are assembling wonderful and exciting collection of authors for 2019 Festival attendees to see and we are proud to present to you the ones we have so far.  As more Featured Authors and Regional Writers are selected we will add them to the list below, so please check back from time to time to see new additions.  Please come and attend the 2019 Dahlonega Literary Festival on March 1-2, 2019.  Our programs promise to be fun, entertaining, and informative, AND you can meet the authors!

Our “2019 Featured Authors” and “2019 Regional Writers”  pages are currently under construction, but please check them out from time to time to see our progress and view the brief biographies and photos of all of our authors along with pictures of their book covers and plot summaries.

Here is a list of our Featured Authors.  They will be the authors who will be featured in most of our programming.  Featured Author’s books will be for sale in the Fellowship Hall of the Dahlonega Baptist Church (234 Hawkins St., Dahlonega, GA 30533) where Fox Tale Book Shoppe will be set up.  Authors will be scheduled to sign their books.  Please make sure you swing by Fellowship Hall to peruse and purchase our Featured Author books!!!

2019 FEATURED AUTHORS

Jacob M. Appel                                                                Ray Atkins

Chuck Barrett                                                                  Lee Ellis

Anthony Grooms                                                            Eric Haney

McCall Hoyle                                                                   Phil Hudgins

Naomi Munaweera                                                       D. J. Steele

Rebecca Wells

 

We are also very excited to have these Regional Writers participating in the 2019 Dahlonega Literary Festival!  Regional Writers are authors who have published one book or many.  They may be published by traditional publishers or self-published.  Most are from the Southeast and all have gone through our Review/Selection Process where their books, representing various genres, have been reviewed and selected as the best works of the authors who applied. Regional Writers may also be featured in our programming.  The Regional Writers will also have their book sales handled by FoxTale Book Shoppe located in the Fellowship Hall of the Dahlonega Baptist Church.  They will be available ONLY on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 9:00am-4:30pm, so please stop by and peruse and purchase their wonderful books.

2019 REGIONAL WRITERS

Susan Abel                                                                       Idabel Allen

Nancy Blanton                                                                Lindsey Brackett

Janet Chapman                                                              William Gilmore

Katie Hart-Smith                                                            Deborah Malone

Grant McGarry                                                               Latina McIntyre

Theron Montgomery

Ed Payne                                                                          Danny & Wanda Pelfrey

M. Alayne Smith                                                             Lee St. John

Jarrett van Meter

SEE YOU MARCH 1-2, 2019!!!!

 

 

FOX TALE BOOK SHOPPE IS OFFICIAL DLF 2019 FEATURED AUTHOR AND REGIONAL WRITER BOOK SELLER

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FoxTale Book Shoppe located in Woodstock, Ga. has  kindly consented to handle the book sales of the Dahlonega Literary Festival’s 2019 Featured Authors and Regional Writers!  The location of FoxTale Book Shoppe at the Festival will be in Fellowship Hall of the Dahlonega Baptist Church (234 Hawkins St., Dahlonega, GA 30533).   So, while you are attending the Festival and you wish to purchase books by your favorite 2019 Featured Authors and 2019 Regional Writers, then FoxTale Book Shoppe is the place to go.  Also, FoxTale donates a portion of it’s sales profit to the Festival!!! Please stop by the Fellowship Hall and visit FoxTale Book Shoppe.  You’ll love it!

DAHLONEGA LITERARY FESTIVAL AND DAHLONEGA SCIENCE FESTIVAL COLLABORATE

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We are pleased to announce that the 2nd Dahlonega Science Festival to be held March, 2019.  The Dahlonega Literary Festival is working in collaboration with the Dahlonega Science Festival which will be held concurrently.  Approval has been given by the Dahlonega City Council, and planning is underway. If you are interested in assisting with the organization of the 2019 Dahlonega Science Festival, please contact:  Donna Governor or Sonny Mantry, co-chairs.

Please visit the DSF website from time to time for updates as planning continues.