#211 – Decatur Book Festival This Weekend, The Largest Independent Book Festival in the Country! September 3-5, 2010
I live for books.
The Decatur Book Festival is my kind of festival – just a bunch of bookish, nerdy folks like me who love the written word and want to celebrate it with a festival all our own.
This annual Labor Day event which began in 2006, the Decatur Book Festival is September 3 through 5, 2010 (that’s this weekend, folks!) and brings over 300 authors in every year!
The keynote event this year features Jonathan Franzen, the National Book Award-winning author of The Corrections. (If you’ve been following the recent drama around Jonathan Franzen and female authors like Jennifer Weiner and Jodi Picault, his talk may be especially interesting!) Admission for this event, as well as the rest of the festival, is FREE, but tickets are required and can be picked up at the Agnes Scott box office, Blue Elephant Books, Charis Books, Eagle Eye Book Shop and Little Shop of Stories.
The rest of the weekend is chock-full of other incredible activities, such as events celebrating Theatrical Outfit’s world premiere production of A Confederacy of Dunces, children’s parades, a writing conference, book releases, a poetry slam and an open mic event, among others.