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AJC Decatur Book Festival 2019

2019

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Photo credit: Courtesy of AJC Decatur Book Fest
BOOK WORM: The AJC Decatur Book Festival sets up shop Labor Day weekend.

 

About AJC Decatur Book Festival

Born in downtown Decatur over Labor Day Weekend 2006, the AJC Decatur Book Festival has since grown to be recognized as the largest independent book festival in the country — and the fifth largest in the world. Each year, attendees mingle with hundreds of world-class authors at book signings, readings, and soirées. The list of authors appearances for 2019 has yet to be revealed; however, poets Jericho Brown, James Davis May, and this year’s Georgia Poet Laureate Chelsea Rathburn are already on board for the coming year. Stay tuned for more information regarding tracks for young adult books, cookbooks, political nonfiction, experimental poetry, and a whole lot more.

AJC Decatur Book Festival Events By Day

Friday August 30, 2019 05:00 pm EDT
Arts Agenda, Arts Agenda::Books, Community
Born in downtown Decatur over Labor Day Weekend 2006, the AJC Decatur Book Festival has since grown ...
Free [click here for more]
CL RECOMMENDS
Saturday August 31, 2019 08:00 am EDT
Arts Agenda::Books, Community
Born in downtown Decatur over Labor Day Weekend 2006, the AJC Decatur Book Festival has since grown ...
Free [click here for more]
CL RECOMMENDS
Sunday September 1, 2019 11:00 am EDT
Arts Agenda, Arts Agenda::Books, Community
Born in downtown Decatur over Labor Day Weekend 2006, the AJC Decatur Book Festival has since grown ...
Free [click here for more]
CL RECOMMENDS
 

Events for Friday, August 30, 2019 - Day One

Saturday August 31, 2019 08:00 pm EDT
Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Arts Agenda::Books, Nightlife, Nightlife::Comedy
The AJC Decatur Book Festival and Dad’s Garage team up for a night of literature and laughs. Join so...
Free [click here for more]

Events for Saturday, August 31, 2019 - Day Two

Saturday August 31, 2019 12:30 pm EDT
Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Arts Agenda::Books
These days, probiotic yogurt and other “gut-friendly” foods line supermarket shelves. But what’s the...
Free [click here for more]
Saturday August 31, 2019 12:30 pm EDT
Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Arts Agenda::Books
Reverend Willie Maxwell was a rural preacher accused of murdering five of his family members for ins...
Free [click here for more]
Saturday August 31, 2019 03:00 pm EDT
Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Arts Agenda::Books
For all of its rigor and science, medicine is full of stories—mysteries—that doctors and research ca...
Free [click here for more]

Saturday August 31, 2019 04:15 pm EDT
Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Arts Agenda::Books
Descendants of a prominent slaveholding family, Elizabeth, Grace, and Katharine Lumpkin grew up in a...
Free [click here for more]
Saturday August 31, 2019 04:15 pm EDT
Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Arts Agenda::Books
From the Winner of the Whiting Award, an American Book Award, and finalist for a Lambda, Tommy Pico’...
Free [click here for more]
Saturday August 31, 2019 05:30 pm EDT
Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Arts Agenda::Books
From the authors of the best-selling and genre-defining cocktail book Death & Co, Six & Co is a comp...
Free [click here for more]

Events for Sunday, September 1, 2019 - Day Three

Sunday September 1, 2019 01:00 pm EDT
Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Arts Agenda::Books
Leah Garcés has committed her career to fighting for the rights of factory-farmed animals. As presid...
Free [click here for more]
Sunday September 1, 2019 02:30 pm EDT
Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Arts Agenda::Books
Physician, researcher, and ethics professor Matt McCarthy is on the front lines of a groundbreaking ...
Free [click here for more]
Sunday September 1, 2019 03:45 pm EDT
Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Arts Agenda::Books
If you were asked when America became polarized, your answer would likely depend on your age: you mi...
Free [click here for more]

Creative Loafing Stories About AJC Decatur Book Festival

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Friday August 31, 2018 05:00 am EDT
Whether a lifelong bibliophile or new to literary magic, the Decatur Book Festival has something for everyone  | more...

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Thursday August 31, 2017 07:54 pm EDT
The former Television guitarist reads from his recent memoir, 'Everything Is Combustible' | more...

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Tuesday August 15, 2017 01:43 pm EDT
Plus: The High responds after Teen Night incident | more...

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Wednesday June 19, 2013 10:00 am EDT


  • Top Shelf Productions
  • Preview of John Lewis' graphic novel



You guessed it right, kids. The keynote speaker for this year's Decatur Book Festival is iconic civil rights leader, freedom rider, activist, U.S. congressman, and Atlanta resident John Lewis.

Attendees at last night's festival launch party in Decatur got a sneak peek at Lewis' graphic novel March: Book One, a memoir...

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Article

Thursday September 1, 2011 09:00 am EDT
Young adult lit gets a seat at the big kids table for this year's Labor Day literary event | more...

Article

Thursday August 25, 2011 04:00 am EDT
The Last Word | more...

Article

Thursday February 3, 2011 04:39 pm EST


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  • Terra Elan McVoy

Young Adult author Terra Elan McVoy has been named Decatur Book Festival program director. McVoy, who'd served as the festival's first assistant program director, replaces festival co-founder Thomas Bell in the role. Bell will continue helping with festival planning and supervising.

McVoy is the author of Pure and...

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Monday August 24, 2009 01:00 pm EDT
The colossal literary fest consumes the Decatur Square on Labor Day weekend | more...
 



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