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The 2019 Program Schedule is currently under construction.  But to give you an idea of the types of programming we’ve had in the past, we’ve left the 2018 Program Schedule in place below for your viewing.  Please return to this page over the next few months to check for the 2019 Program Schedule.  Thank you for your patience.  

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The Program Schedule for the 2018 Dahlonega Literary Festival is posted below.  We hope that our Programs and Workshops will entertain and inform you.  Please come and take part in a weekend for book lovers!

DON’T FORGET!  Visit our Regional Writers located in the Fellowship Hall of the Dahlonega Baptist Church on Saturday, March 24, 2018, 9:00am-4:30pm!  Books for sale!  Meet the authors!!!! 

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SCHEDULE FOR Dahlonega Literary Festival 

MARCH 24 & 25, 2018

SATURDAY, March 24 (All Programs are at the Dahlonega Baptist Church unless otherwise noted)

9:00-10:00 a.m.

From Ye & Youse to Y’all and Yinz: Sounding like Your (Or Youse Guy’s) Characters / Jacob Appel  / Rm. 28-29                                   

                               Art of Women’s Fiction / Sara Creech, Gin Phillips, Emily Carpenter & Judy Fogarty (Ann Hite) / Rm. 27

                          Paranormal/Sci Fi Fiction / Jessica Khoury, McCall Hoyle & Erica Mason, Daniel T. Adams (Sigma Tau Delta) / Rm. 30

                              Cook & Tell / Johnathon Scott Barrett (Joyce Stavick) / Rm. Church Library


10:15-11:15 a.m.

Workshop! / Writing for the Screen / Michael Buchanan (George Weinstein) / Rm. Church Library

The Other Wars (Drug Wars) / Phillippe Diederich & Jedwin Smith (George Weinstein) / Rm. 27   

                              Let’s Get Real: Writing About Actual People / Valerie Boyd & Steve Oney (Candice Dyer) / Rm. 30


11:15 a.m.

Drawing for Door Prizes / (Copies of Featured Author books) / Rm. Regional Author Area in Fellowship Hall


11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Headliner Event! / Historic Rural Churches of Georgia / Sonny Seals & George Hart (Chris Worick, Lumpkin County Historical Society) / Rm. Church Sanctuary


12:30-1:45 p.m.

Special Ticketed Event! /  Lunch With the Authors – Dahlonega Marketplace (Purchase tickets online here)


2:00-3:00 p.m.

The Almost Sisters / Joshilyn Jackson (Juanita Tipton) / Rm. Church Sanctuary 

                                   Workshop! / Memoir Writing: Pump It Up / Jedwin Smith / Rm. Church Library

                           University Presses in Today’s World / B.J. Robinson, Jillian Murphy, Lawrence Weill, University Press of North Georgia & Marc Jolley, David Williams, Mercer University Press (Tanya Bennett) / Rm. 28-29

                       Capturing Imaginations: Children Become Readers / Michael Buchanan, Dana Middleton, J.S. Davey,  & C. Bowen (Pat Wozny) / Rm. 27


3:00 p.m.

Drawing for Door Prizes / (Copies of Featured Author books) / Rm. Regional Author Area in Fellowship Hall


3:15-4:15 p.m.

Working Hollywood / Michael Buchanan, Emily Carpenter, Dana Middleton & Steve Oney / Rm. 30

                             Workshop! / No Conspiracy: How to Get Published / Bill Walsh / Rm. Church Library

                              Mysteries, Suspense, and Thrillers / Julia McDermott, Jessica Khoury, Larry Copeland, Jeremy Logan, & George Weinstein (Ann Hite) / Rm. 28-29

                              Humor in Writing / Man Martin & Jacob Appel (Jameson Gregg) / Rm. 27


4:30-5:30 p.m.

Reforming Arts: Arts in Georgia’s Women’s Prisons / Joshilyn Jackson & Anna Schachner (Lynn Widener) / Rm. 28-29

                              Poetry: Write it in Verse / Erica Mason & Kimberly Simms (Tanya Bennett) / Rm. 27

                              Workshop! / What Readers Can Learn from Writers / George Weinstein / Rm. Church Library

                              Veterans’ Voices / Jedwin Smith & Grant McGarry  (Colonel Phil Rosso) / Rm. 30

Headliner Event!The Legion’s Fighting Bulldog / Legendary Vince Dooley (Dr. Stan Deaton, Georgia Historical  Society) / Woodman Life/WOW Bldg.


5:30 p.m.

Drawing for Door Prizes / (Copies of Featured Author books) / Rm. Regional Author Area in Fellowship Hall


    6:30-8:30 p.m.

Special Ticketed Event!Gala Dinner and Keynote – Dahlonega Marketplace (Purchase tickets online here)


 SUNDAY, March 25th  (Programs are either at Community House or Woodmen Life/WOW Bldg.)


Truth Be Told: Stranger than Fiction / Rick Hutto (Candice Dyer) / Community House


12:15 -1:15 p.m.

Medical Mysteries of Childhood: Real and Fictitious / McCall Hoyle & Julia McDermott (Ann Hite) / Woodmen Life/WOW Bldg.

                              My First Novel / Anna Schachner & Christopher Swann (Brian Jay Corrigan) / Community House


     1:30 p.m.                     





10:15-10:45          COMMUNITY HOUSE: Jacob Appel, Johnathon Barrett, Emily Carpenter, Sarah Creech, Jessica Khoury, McCall Hoyle,  Erica G. Mason, Gin Phillips

12:30                      DAHLONEGA BAPTIST CHURCH SANCTUARY: Sonny Seals & George S. Hart, co-authors of Historic Rural Churches of Georgia immediately following their Headliner Event presentation

3:00-3:30               COMMUNITY HOUSE: Valerie Boyd, Phillippe Diederich, David Williams

4:30-5:00               COMMUNITY HOUSE: Michael Buchanan, Dana Middleton, Julia McDermott, Man Martin, Steve Oney

5:30                       Woodmen Life/WOW BLDG.:  Vince Dooley immediately following his presentation


1:15-1:45                       COMMUNITY HOUSE: Rick Hutto, Christopher Swann & any others





10 thoughts on “Schedule

    • Yes. Foxtale Book Shoppe is the official bookseller of the Dahlonega Literary Festival and they will be set up in the Community House. You can also peruse our Regional Writers’ and vendor booths located in St. Luke’s.


    • Good afternoon, Ms. Romano. Great question!!! We plan on having 4 hour-long writing workshops. “Memoir Workshop” with Jedwin Smith ; “No Consipracy: How to Get Published” with Bill Walsh ; “Writing for the Screen” with Michael Buchanan ; and “What Readers Can Learn From Writers” with George Weinstein. We hope to have our Program Schedule posted soon on the “Schedule” page of our website. Hope you and other writers will attend!


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