We are pleased to add another name to our Featured Author list for 2014: Charles Seabrook. Seabrook was a part of the 2011 festival, and we’re happy to have him back this year!
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With the 2014 Dahlonega Literary Festival only 10 months away, we’re starting to get our visiting authors lined up. We are happy to announce the first set of authors confirmed to be part of 10th annual festival!
- Deanna Raybourn, author of Spear of Summer Grass
- James R. Tuck, author of Blood and Silver
- Erika Marks, author of The Guest House
- George Weinstein, author of Hardscrabble Road
- Raymond Atkins, author of Camp Redemption
Have lunch with your favorite author on Saturday, November 10th! Below is the list of authors and where they’re having lunch. Please note that it is best if you call the restaurant ahead of time to make reservations. Some of these places fill up FAST! Click on the Restaurant names to visit their website and preview the menu.
LUNCH WITH THE AUTHOR
Nov. 10, 2012 11:30 to 12:30
Call restaurant for a reservation
Bourbon Street Grill 706-864-0086
Crimson Moon 706-864-3982
A. J. Hartley
J. T. Ellison
Porter House 706-867-0448
Yahoola Creek 706-482-2200
Barbara Brown Taylor
Author and Georgia native Nick Wynne will be the speaker at this year’s Saturday Night Extravaganza! He will be speaking on “Humor in the Heartland: Writing about Everyday People.”
Nick Wynne is a Georgia native, who now resides in Florida. A three-time University of Georgia graduate, he was a college professor for twenty years and served as the Executive Director of the Florida Historical Society for twenty-one years. He retired in 2008. Nick is the author, co-author, or editor of a dozen or more historical books, a cookbook, a collection of fiction stories for young adults, and three novels. He has just completed a fourth novel, which will be published in October, and is finalizing another history book on the Great Depression in Florida.
This year’s Extravaganza will be held on November 10th. Location and time are to be determined.
Come see festival author, Walton Young, on July 26. He will have a reading/discussion/signing at the Bartow History Museum in Cartersville, GA. The Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce has more information. The primary setting of his novel, A Gathering of Eagles, is Kingston in Bartow County.
Our Authors page has now been updated to include images and biographies of our attending authors! Also, we’ve added even more authors. To see our full line up, click on the AUTHORS tab.
Did you know that The StinkyKids, creation of festival author Britt Menzies, is also an Off Broadway Musical? Starring Kari Grunberg, Ryan Mikita, Lora Nicolas, AJ Patton, Bryce Payne and Madison Turner, StinkyKids the Musical runs from March 10 to May 26, 2012.
For more information on the Musical, visit the Vital Theatre Company’s website: http://vitaltheatre.org.
Want to know more about the StinkyKids books and products, please visit: http://stinkykids.com/
We are happy to announce that Carole Marsh will be attending the Dahlonega Literary Festival and participating in our children’s events. Carole is the author of the Carole Marsh Mysteries.
From her Blog:
“Carole Marsh is a highly-entrepreneurial writer, CEO of Gallopade International, creator of Carole Marsh Mysteries and hundreds of other series, and author of thousands of books, winner of numerous awards, and a Georgia Author of the Year. “These days, I’m most interested in writing for what I call “Twixt, Tween, and YA,” which to me, like “gifted kids” are ALL kids! I love to write for them and hear from them. I am also writing adult fiction and non-fiction, short stories, and poetry. For more than 30 years, Marsh has written almost 100 educational and fun adventure mysteries for boys and girls 7-14. “My readers are growing up and I am growing up with them—though we all intend to be fun-loving, energetic, creative, out-of-the box ‘fourth-graders’ forever!”
For more information on Carole Marsh and her books, visit: http://www.gallopade.com/client/client_pages/carolemarshmysteries2.html