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Special Appearances

In addition to our long list of featured authors and regional authors, we will have special appearances from Delilah S. Dawson, Ann Hite, and Kathryn Hinds!

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Updated Schedule

Saturday, March 8th 
*All Programming at St. Luke’s unless otherwise noted

9:15-10:00:

1. Creating Characters That Readers Care About (Rm. 103/105)
Panelists: Raymond Atkins, Michael Bishop, Kim Boykin, Terry Kay, Cassandra King, Erika Marks, George Weinstein
2. Writing and Illustrating Children’s Books, a mini-workshop with Mark Braught (Rm. 106)
(also featuring Patsy Henry and Ed T. Payne)

10:15–11:00:

1. Dahlonega in the Spotlight: Someone Else’s Love Story, A Book Talk with Joshilyn Jackson (Rm. 103/105)
2. Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction, a mini-workshop with Alex Hughes and James R. Tuck (Rm. 106)

11:15–12:00:

1. Glimpse of the Past: Incorporating History Into Fiction (Rm. 103/105)
Panelists: Delilah S. Dawson, Cassandra King, Charles McNair, Erika Marks, Deanna Raybourn, Denise Weimar
2. Writing Fiction: Regional Authors Share Their Experiences (Rm. 303/305)
Panelists: Jim Booth, Sue Cass, Alison Reeger Cook, Mitch Doxsee, Mike Herron, C.D. Mitchell, Madelyn Shepard, Bill Stuart
3. Character Drawing with Mark Braught (Rm. 106)

12:30–1:30 Lunch with the Author (at area restaurants–attendees responsible for their meals)

2:00–2:45:

1. Fantasy for Everyone: The Many Realms of Speculative Fiction (Rm. 103/105)
Panelists: Michael Bishop, Delilah S. Dawson, Ann Hite, Alex Hughes, James R. Tuck, Jadie Jones
2. Truth Be Told: Writing Non-Fiction (Rm. 303/305)
Panelists: Susan Lindsley, William Rawlings, Kent Kammermeyer, Dennis McKenna, Carroll McMahan, Fiona Page, Carlotta Russell
3. Writing Poetry, a mini-workshop with Kathryn Hinds, also featuring Jeff Newberry (Rm. 106)

3:00–3:45:

1. From Chuckles to Belly Laughs: Hitting the Right Note with Humor (Rm. 103/105)
Panelists: Raymond Atkins, Kim Boykin, Jackie Cooper, Joshilyn Jackson, Terry Kay, Charles McNair, James R. Tuck
2. Stonepile Writers Reading (Rm. 303/305)
3. Writing Mysteries, a mini-workshop with Deborah Malone (Rm. 106)

4:00–4:45:

1. On the Edge of Our Seats: The Element of Suspense in Fiction (Rm. 103/105)
Panelists: Alex Hughes, Susan Lindsley, William Rawlings, Deanna Raybourn, George Weinstein, Saundra Kelley. Julia McDermott
2. Southern Poetry Anthology Presentation and Reading (Rm. 303/305)
3. Preparing Your Manuscript, a mini-workshop with April Loebick, Managing Editor, University of North Georgia Press (Rm. 106)

5:15–6:30 Author Meet-and-Greet, Open to the Public, Community House

7:00 Saturday Night Live: Dinner at Don Pollo’s
Buffet dinner for $17.99 plus tax, or order from the menu. Six of our featured authors will read short selections.

Sunday, March 9th 
*Programming held at Community House

12:30–1:15

What is Southern Fiction, Anyway?
Panelists: Raymond Atkins, Kim Boykin, Jackie Cooper, Terry Kay, Cassandra King, Charles McNair, George Weinstein

1:30–2:15

The Role of Setting in Fiction
Panelists: Michael Bishop, Mark Braught, Alex Hughes, Susan Lindsley, Erika Marks, William Rawlings, James R. Tuck

After the Festival Fun for Writers:

3:00–6:00 p.m.

Write-In (Starbuck’s next to UNG campus)
How would you like to meet with other aspiring writers to discuss issues, offer support, share ideas, and even play a game or two? Word Wars and Word Challenges will be part of the fun. Come and join in after the other festival events are over.

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Four Regional Authors Added to Line-up

The Dahlonega Literary Festival is proud to welcome a four more authors to our Regional Author line up. Make sure you stop by their booths and meet them at the festival!

  • Carroll McMahan, author of Elkmont’s Uncle Lem Ownby: Sage of the Smokies
  • Denise Weimer, author of Sautee Shadows
  • Patsy M. Henry, author of My Hare Line
  • Jim Booth, author of  The New Southern Gentleman

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Bishop and Boyer Added as Featured Authors

We are pleased to announce that we’ve added two more authors to our featured author line-up for the 2014 Dahlonega Literary Festival. Joining us will be bestselling author Susan M. Boyer, whose new book, Lowcountry Bombshell, is now available. Also attending is sci-fi writer Michael Bishop, author of  Brittle Innings.

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Kay and Boykin added to 2014 Line-up

We are very pleased to announce that novelist Terry Kay will be returning to the Dahlonega Literary Festival this March. Kay was our keynote speaker for the 2011 festival and we’re excited to have him back! His latest book, The Seventh Mirror, was released just this month.

Also joining our list of featured authors is Southern Women Fiction writer, Kim Boykin. Boykin’s new book, The Wisdom of Hair, is now available for purchase.

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Rawlings and Lindsley added to Line-up

Two new authors have been added to our festival line-up. We are happy to announce that festival veteran William Rawlings, author of A Killing on Ring Jaw Bluff will be returning this year. He and all of our other wonderful authors will be joined by newbie, Susan Lindsley, author of Susan Myrick of Gone With The Wind.

 

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Jackie Cooper Added to Author Line-up

We are pleased to announce that Jackie K. Cooper, author of Memory’s Mists, will be returning for the 2014 Dahlonega Literary Festival! Jackie is a bit of a staple at the DLF where he pulls double duty as both a featured author and as one of our valued panel moderators!

 

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New Authors Added to Line-up

We are pleased to announce that we have added new authors to the 2014 line-up! Illustrator and DLF Veteran Mark Braught will once again grace us with his presence. Science fiction and fantasy writer Alex Hughes will also be in attendance at this year’s festival. We are also excited that Joshilyn Jackson will be returning this year! Jackson’s new book, Someone Else’s Love Story, is set partially in Dahlonega.

It’s shaping up to be an exciting and entertaining festival!

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Cassandra King Added

We are pleased to announce that author Cassandra King has been added to the 2014 line-up! King is the author of the upcoming book, Moonrise. You can visit her website at http://www.cassandrakingconroy.com/

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Used Book Sale Postponed (again)

Due to the unceasing bad weather, we were forced to cancel the 4th of July Used Book Sale. We apologize to those who came out to see us despite the rain to find nothing but parking lots. But fear not! We will be rescheduling it and having it sometime this fall.

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