It is amazing to look back and view the progress the Dahlonega Literary Festival has made. It has gone from a small celebration of books and their authors to a major event that is recognized by book lovers all over the country. It is getting bigger and better each year and the best is yet to be. I urge everyone who has a love of literature and those who create it, to be part of this festival each and every year.

Jackie K Cooper
Author of Memory’s Mist


The Dahlonega Literary Festival brings together a wide variety of authors with an audience of dedicated readers. Together, we celebrate books and the magic of words, those abstract symbols on the page that–when put together in just the right ways–make us feel real emotions and sometimes change our lives. The Dahlonega Literary Festival makes meaningful conversations about that alchemy possible.

George Weinstein,
Author of Hardscrabble Road and The Five Destinies of Carlos Moreno,


Dahlonega Literary Festival is a great weekend of well-organized and well-attended, lively discussions in the perfect setting.

Kim Boykin
Author of Palmetto Moon


Dahlonega is everything a literary festival aspires to be–and then some! Exciting panels, engaged readers, and a gathering of authors who educate and inspire. I can’t remember the last time I felt so energized to put pen to paper–or eyes to book!–after attending a literary event.

Erika Marks
Author of It Comes in Waves


Dahlonega Literary Festival was an extraordinary meeting of book people of every kind, authors and readers and amazing volunteers who go the extra mile to share their love of books. The panels were enlightening and entertaining. I found so many new books and new authors. If you love story, you should come to Dahlonega. It’s free and open to the public, there’s literally no excuse not to.

Alex Hughes
Author of The Mindspace Investigations series


I participate in several literary events each year, but the Dahlonega Literary Festival is my favorite of them all.  From the readers who attend to the volunteers who work so hard to the authors who come to share, the festival is first-rate all the way.  If you only go to one book event next year, make it the Dahlonega Literary Festival.

– Raymond Atkins
Author of Sweetwater Blues


The Dahlonega Literary Festival of 2014 proved a thoroughly upbeat experience for my wife and me. We were charmed by the city, our  local accommodations, the venues for the various panels and signings, and all the people so hospitably hosting the event. The entire event was well-organized, smoothly run, and invigorating. I can’t imagine any reader or would-be writer failing to relish, as well as to learn from, such a gathering.

Michael Bishop
Author of Brittle Innings


The Dahlonega Literary Festival is one of the highlights of my year–a true celebration of storytelling and run by the nicest people you will ever meet. The staff at the Dahlonega Literary Festival truly loves books. Don’t miss this gem!

James R. Tuck
Author of the Deacon Chalk series


The festival was much fun. I enjoyed meeting other writers and hearing their answers to a variety of questions. The format was unique and kept interest high for both the panel members and the audience.

 – Susan Lindsley
Author of The Bottom Rail


This literary festival offers golden moments the way the Blue Ridge Mountains around Dahlonega offer gold nuggets. The community warmly welcomes its writers the moment they set foot on the streets. The festival feels personal, like every writer matters and every reader matters. I left the event as inspired and excited as anyone about writing and books and words.

Charles McNair
Author of Pickett’s Charge


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