The Dahlonega Literary Festival is having a used book sale on July 4th from 10-5 on the Square. We need as many used books as we can get: paperback or hardbound, children’s books, cookbooks, fiction or non-fiction. If you live in or near Dahlonega and have any you would be willing to donate to help us keep all the festival events FREE, please contact Arienne Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org. So, please go through your bookshelves and clean out your “I’m never going to read this again” stacks!
Pat Wozny (left), 2012 DLF chair, and Arienne Wallace (right), 2014 DLF chair, gives Donna Gessell, chair of the Lumpkin County Literacy Coalition, a check for $300 from the proceeds of the book sales at the 2012 Dahlonega Literary Festival.
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.
Selection for the 2017 festival is in progress. Please keep coming back for the latest list! In the mean time, check out our authors from the 2016 festival.
2016 Festival Authors included:
Jacob M. Appel
Jackie K Cooper
Delilah S. Dawson
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.