Monday, August 16, 2010

AJC Decatur Book Festival September 3-5

The University of Georgia Press will be at the AJC Decatur Book Festival. You should be there too.

Visit our booth at the intersection of East Ponce de Leon Avenue and Clermont (next to Starbucks Coffee, and near the Old Courthouse) and consider stopping by for these or any of the festival's other marvelous, free events:

Poets Barbara Hamby, David Kirby, Thomas Lux, Kevin Young and David Bottoms discuss and read from Seriously Funny
Saturday, September 4
5:30 pm
First Baptist Decatur Carreker Hall Stage

The most fun poetry reading you have ever attended. Even better if it is the only poetry reading you have ever attended. Everyone's introduction to poetry should be like this.

Angie Mosier, Alan Deutschman and Tore Olsson present Cornbread Nation 5
Sunday, September 5
Cooks Warehouse Stage

SFA Board President Mosier and contributors Deutschman and Olsson talk country ham, the phenomenon that is Your Dekalb Farmer's Market, and the great work of the Southern Foodways Alliance.

Natasha Trethewey will launch Beyond Katrina
Sunday, September 5
1:15 pm
First Baptist Decatur Carreker Hall Stage

Trethewey, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, reads from her brand new nonfiction book, a very personal profile of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and of the people there whose lives were forever changed by hurricane Katrina.

Additional press authors appearing at the festival:

Rebecca Burns, author of Rage in the Gate City
Sunday, 1:15 pm, Decatur Conference Center Ballroom B

Emory Campbell, contributor to African American Life in the Georgia Lowcountry
Saturday, 3 pm, City Hall Stage

Dana Johnson, winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction for Break Any Woman Down
Sunday, noon, Decatur Library Stage

Ellen Bryant Voigt, author of The Flexible Lyric
Saturday, 10 am, Decatur Conference Center Stage
Sunday, 3:15 pm, Decatur High School

Philip Lee Williams, author of Heart of a Distant Forest
John Lane, author of Circling Home
Sunday, 2:30 pm, Decatur Conference Center Ballroom B