Jessica Handler is the author of Braving the Fire: A Guide to Writing About Grief and Loss (St. Martins Press, December 2013). Her first book, Invisible Sisters: A Memoir (Public Affairs, 2009) was named by the Georgia Center for the Book one of the “Twenty Five Books All Georgians Should Read.” Atlanta Magazine called it the “Best Memoir of 2009.” Her nonfiction has appeared on NPR, in Tin House, Brevity.com, Newsweek, The Washington Post, More Magazine, and elsewhere. Honors include residencies at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, a 2010 Emerging Writer Fellowship from The Writers Center, the 2009 Peter Taylor Nonfiction Fellowship for the Kenyon Review Writers’ Workshop, and special mention for a 2008 Pushcart Prize. Vister her website at: www.jessicahandler.com.
The Dahlonega Literary Festival is an annual celebration of books. The next festival will take place March 25-26, 2017. 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.
2017 Festival Authors include:
Jacob Appel (Saturday only)
Rita Mae Brown
June Hall McCash
Check out the blog roll below for the latest news and updates from the festival committee.
It’s official. Word has come down and we’re sticking with the moniker of “Dahlonega Literary Festival.” Thanks for all the input, everyone! Your comments and poll choices definitely helped push the non-change! And while we had some support for our wildcard choices of “The Buy J. F. Lewis’s Book Festival” and “Dahlonegapalooza,” it was the traditional “Dahlonega Literary Festival” that won the most hearts. So we don’t have to worry about our initials changing to “DBF” which would just get confusing (since Decatur Book Festival has the same).
We are Literary, and we are proud!
Jan 20, 2012 — “Authors” and “Volunteer” pages added.