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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Sponsorship and Donations

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PATRON RESPONSE FORM

Dear Patron of the Arts,

Would you like to meet famous authors?

The 10th Annual Dahlonega Literary Festival will be held March 8th and 9th, 2014, at the Community House and St. Luke’s, and will include panel discussions, presentations, and book signings.  All of these events are free.

The Dahlonega Literary Festival is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization   Ours is an intimate festival about books and authors.  Our mission is to promote interaction between readers and writers in a relaxed, informal environment so those attending have an opportunity to meet and interact with the authors.  In addition to attending speaking events and book signings, attendees have the opportunity to have lunch with their favorite authors at a local restaurant or attend our dinner extravaganza on Saturday.

Our 2014 Author Selection Committee has scheduled the following authors for our next event: Terry Kay, Joshilyn Jackson, Cassandra King, Deanna Raybourn, and many more. We hope you will come to see your favorite authors and meet others you may be unfamiliar with.

As you can imagine, festival expenses add up quickly, and we need your financial support to make our event a success. Your tax-deductible contribution will help with fees, travel expenses and lodging for the authors, and aids in ensuring most festival events remain free-of-charge.  As a patron, you will receive the benefits listed on the enclosed Patron Response Form.  Most importantly, you will have the satisfaction of knowing you have preserved and advanced the literary arts in Dahlonega.

We would appreciate the return of the Patron Response Form and your contribution. If you have questions, please contact any of us at the email addresses listed below.

Thank you, in advance, for your support.  We look forward to seeing you in March!

Sincerely,

Arienne Wallace Rumsch (ariennewallace@windstream.net), Sharon Bacek (sgbacek@america.net), Carol Malcolm (cmalcolm@windstream.net), Ken Smoke (kensmoke369@hotmail.com), April Loebick (aprilnloebick@gmail.com), Sharon Kridel (skridel@windstream.net)

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PATRON RESPONSE FORM

The Dahlonega Literary Festival is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, as part of the Dahlonega Arts Council.

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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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Used Book Sale: Dec 7

Used Book Sale: DEC 7
Share this with your book-loving friends

We will have a booth set up at the Chestatee Regional Hospital’s Winterfest, which will be part yard sale, part craft show, beginning at 8 am on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 in the parking lot of the old BB&T building (across from the Holly) in Dahlonega, GA. Come browse our selection and pick up a few Christmas gifts (and maybe some for yourself!). We will have hundreds of books to choose from.

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More Regional Authors Added!

The Dahlonega Literary Festival is proud to welcome a slate of authors to our Regional Author line up. Check out their websites, read the books, and then come meet them at the festival!

  • Jim Booth, author of Completeness of the Soul: The Life and Opinions of Jay Breeze, Rock Star
  • Alison Reeger Cook, author of The Scholar, the Sphinx and the Shades of Nyx
  • George Winston Martin, author of My Brother, My Friend, My Enemy
  • Dennis G. McKenna, author of Where Do Doctors Hide Their Wings?
  • William L. Stuart, author of Gemstone Chronicles
  • Fiona Page, author of My Nightlife is 24/7
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McDermott Added to Regional Authors

We have another regional author added to our line-up. Julia McDermott, author of Underwater, will have a booth at this year’s festival. Check out her website at: http://makethatjulie.wordpress.com/ and then come see her at the 2014 Dahlonega Literary Festival!

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Regional Authors Added

Several regional authors have been added to this year’s roster. Don’t forget to visit their booths at the 2014 Dahlonega Literary Festival!

  • Jadie Jones, author of Moonlit
  • Deborah Malone, author of Murder in Marietta
  • Kent Kammermeyer, author of Wildlife & Woodland Facts and Fun
  • CD Mitchell, author of God’s Naked Will

Author pictures and full bios coming soon to the Regional Authors page.

Regional Authors are still being added. Keep checking back for the latest updates.

If you’re a regional author and wish to have a booth at the 2014 Dahlonega Literary Festival, please check out our Regional Authors Page for more information, then contact Ken Smoke (kensmoke369@hotmail.com )

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