THE GEORGIA WRITERS MUSEUM AND THE GEORGIA WRITERS HALL OF FAME WILL HAVE TABLE AT 2018 DAHLONEGA LITERARY FESTIVAL

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The Georgia Writers Museum and the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame join in celebrating the distinguished writers of Georgia.  These two organizations honor the lives, accomplishments, and works of Georgia’s writers.  They will have an information table at the 2018 Dahlonega Literary Festival that will be located in the Regional Writers Section located in the Fellowship Hall on the lower floor of the Dahlonega Baptist Church located at 234 Hawkins Street, Dahlonega, Ga.

The Georgia Writers Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in Eatonton, Georgia.  It was founded to showcase the three famous local writers, Joel Chandler Harris, Flannery O’Connor, and Alice Walker and its goal is to collaborate with writer’s groups and literary organziations throughtout Georgia to build and promote a center for literary arts in the state’s Historic Heartland.  In addition, the Museum promotes writing workshops, lecture series, and book signing events.

The Georgia Writers Hall of Fame was established in 2000 as part of the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library in Athens, Georgia to honor Georgia writers and to introduce the public to the library’s rich collections for research into Georgia literature and cultural history.  Currently, it honors over sixty Georgia writers with an exhibit.  An annual public ceremony at the University of Georgia’s Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries celebrates each year’s annual inductees in conjunction with an exhibit of rare books and literary manuscripts.

While attending the 2018 DLF, please stop by the information table for these two wonderful organizations and learn more about them.

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2018 FEATURED AUTHORS AND REGIONAL WRITER LINEUPS REVEALED

The 2018 Featured Authors and Regional Writers lineups have been decided!  We think that we have wonderful and exciting authors for 2018 Festival attendees and we are proud to present them to you.  Please come and attend the 2018 Dahlonega Literary Festival on March 24-25, 2018.  Our programs promise to be fun, entertaining, and informative, AND you can meet the authors!

To see brief biographies and photos of all of our authors, please go to our “2018 Featured Authors” and “2018 Regional Writers” pages and scroll down.

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 Community House where Fox Tale Book Shoppe will be set up.  Authors will be available to sign their books.

2018 FEATURED AUTHORS

Jacob M. Appel                                                                Johnathon Barrett

Valerie Boyd                                                                    Michael Buchanan

Emily Carpenter

Sarah Creech                                                                   Phillippe Diedrich

Vince Dooley                                                                  McCall Hoyle

Rick Hutto                                                                       Joshilyn Jackson

Jessica Khoury                                                                Man Martin

Erica Gerald Mason                                                     Julia McDermott

Dana Middleton                                                              Steve Oney

Gin Phillips                                                                      Anna Schachner

Sonny Seals and George Hart

Jedwin Smith                                                                  Christopher Swann

George Weinstein

 

We are also very excited to have these Regional Writers participating in the 2018 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 have their own tables and will be located in the Fellowship Hall of the Dahlonega Baptist Church where they will be available to sell and sign their books.  They will be available ONLY on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 9:00am-4:30pm, so please stop by as our Regional Writers would love to meet you!

2018 REGIONAL WRITERS

Daniel Adams

Christine Bowen                                                            Mike Brown

Alison Reeger Cook                                                       Larry Copeland

Seth Davey                                                                     Andy Davidson

Judy Fogarty                                                                   J. G. Jakes

Annette Laing                                     Jeremy Logan & Brenda Sevcik

Peter McDade                                                               Grant McGarry

G. Andre Sealy                                                             Kimberly Simms

Mark Warren                                                              Larry Weill

Kathy Williams

SEE YOU MARCH 24-25, 2018!!!!

 

 

FOX TALE BOOK SHOPPE IS OFFICIAL DLF 2018 FEATURED AUTHOR BOOK SELLER

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FoxTale Book Shoppe located in Woodstock, Ga. has once again kindly consented to handle the book sales of the Dahlonega Literary Festival’s 2018 Featured Authors!  The location of FoxTale Book Shoppe at the Festival will be in The Community House at 111 North Park Street.   So, while you are attending the Festival and you wish to purchase books by our 2018 Featured Authors, 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 Community House and visit FoxTale Book Shoppe.

DAHLONEGA LITERARY FESTIVAL AND DAHLONEGA SCIENCE FESTIVAL COLLABORATE

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We are pleased to announce a new festival in town – the Dahlonega Science Festival – to be held March 23-25, 2018.  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 Dahlonega Science Festival, please contact:  Donna Governor or Sonny Mantry, co-chairs.

Here is the schedule of events for the Dahlonega Science Festival.

SPRING SCREENWRITERS WORKSHOP OFFERED MAY 5, 2018

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We have a new workshop coming up! Mark your calendars!

Michael Buchanan is coming back to Dahlonega on Saturday May 5th, 2018 to teach us all about screenwriting at his Writing for the Screen workshop! The workshop will be held at the Dahlonega Funeral Home Community Room (20 Gibson Road Dahlonega, GA 30533). From 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM you can learn all you need to know about writing for the screen for only $35! This workshop is also open to the public.

Want to let us know you’re coming? The link is below! 

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!!! DLF 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 festival this weekend! We want this weekend 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 some this weekend at the festival (March 24th and 25th), please email Wes Whitaker at westry.whitaker@ung.edu with the days/times that you would be willing to volunteer. Bring your friends, too!

BOOKS FOR SALE! MEET OUR 2018 REGIONAL WRITERS!

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(Please go to our “RW Books” page to see a readable copy of the above Regional Writer book covers and plot summaries)

Dear 2018 DLF Attendee-

Here is our Regional Writer lineup! These writers will be available for book signing/selling and conversation on Saturday ONLY, March 24th from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.  They will be located in the Fellowship Hall of the Dahlonega Baptist Church (234 Hawkins Street)! They will NOT be available on Sunday, March 25th, so if you want to check out their books (and you totally should!) don’t miss the opportunity to meet with them and buy their books on Saturday, March 24th!

Every year the Dahlonega Literary Festival strives to provide our Festival attendees with the best quality books and diverse genres as we can. Our Regional Writers are not selected by a first come, first selected method.  Instead, they must go through a Review/Selection vetting process whereby they must apply to become a Regional Writer by submitting copies of their books that are then reviewed and selected (or not) by the Regional Writers Section Review Panel.

It’s worth the time to come visit the Regional Writers Event!!!  If you don’t, you’ll be missing the opportunity to purchase really good books!  These authors are quality writers and their books are well written.  So, I encourage you to visit our 2018 Regional Writers to examine and buy their books.  While your at it, meet and visit with them, they would love to meet you!

Best regards!

Ken Smoke, Chair, Regional Writer Section

 

DAHLONEGA LITERARY & SCIENCE FESTIVALS UNVEIL NEW APP!!!

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Festival DLF copyWE HAVE AN APP! The Dahlonega Literary Festival (March 24-25, 2018) and the Dahlonega Science Festival (March 23-25, 2018) are proud to announce the unveiling of their new app to better serve attendees to both festivals!!!  Download the app Attendify to follow our event all weekend! To download the app and find our event, follow the directions below! It’s FREE! 

To get the app:

  1. Go to your ‘App Store’ and download the ‘Attendify App’
  2. Search for ‘Dahlonega’
  3. Select the ‘Dahlonega Science & Lit Festivals’
  4. ‘Join’ the event
  5. Enter your email address and create a password
  6. The app then asks for more profile info

That’s it!  You now have access to virtually all of the information you will need about both of these festivals! You will be able to more efficiently guide yourself around the festivals and choose which programs and events you would like to attend and more easily locate them.  You will be able to learn more about the programs, events, and speakers.

Information the app provides includes:

  • Favorites & Notes
  • Schedules for both Festivals (‘Green’ color for Dahlonega Literary Festival and ‘Purple’ color for the Dahlonega Science Festival)
  • List of Speakers
  • List of Sponsors
  • Map
  • WebView that links to each festival’s web page
  • Twitter

So download this app today!

We will also be using the hashtag #DLF2018 on Instagram all throughout the weekend! If you take pictures at the festival, and would like for us to see them, please use the hashtag #DLF2018 and tag us so that we can see all of your wonderful memories and fun! If you don’t already follow us on Instagram, make sure you follow us @dahlonegaliteraryfestival! We will be posting cool things throughout the weekend to showcase the event!

The festival is in ONE DAY!! Don’t forget to come on down, and enjoy a weekend full of readings, book signings, and really awesome workshops and panels! We can’t wait to see you March 24th and 25th!

 

“SMOKE SIGNALS” FEATURE ARTICLE ON THE DLF

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Guess who has been featured in “Smoke Signals”, the newspaper that serves Big Canoe, Atlanta, and North Georgia!? That’s right! The Dahlonega Literary Festival!! We are in the double digits: 19 days left until the festival! Check out the link below to read about the festival coming March 24th and 25th!

Click on the link below, then click on “Arts & Entertainment” section.

https://www.bigcanoenews.com/digital-edition

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!!!

2018 DAHLONEGA LITERARY FESTIVAL VENUES AND MAP

 

The 2018 Dahlonega Literary Festival will be held in three venues:  The Dahlonega Baptist Church, The Lumpkin County Community House, and the Woodmen of the World (WOW) Building.

All programs and the Regional Writer Area for Saturday, March 24, 2018 will be held at The Dahlonega Baptist Church, 234 Hawkins St., Dahlonega, Ga.

All programs for Sunday, March 25, 2018 will be held at the Lumpkin County Community House, 111 N. Park St., Dahlonega, Ga and the Woodmen of the World (WOW) building, 44 North Park St., Dahlonega, Ga. (entrance is actually on Warwick St. and upstairs).

FoxTale Book Shoppe will be handling the book sales of the Featured Authors and will be located in The Lumpkin County Community House.

For directions to Dahlonega and the Festival, please visit our “Directions” page under “About”.

 

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