Program Schedule


The Program Schedule for the 2019 Dahlonega Literary Festival is posted below.  We hope that our Programs and Workshops will entertain and inform you.  Please come and take part in a weekend for book lovers!  Make sure you download the Dahlonega Literary  & Dahlonega Science Festival App so you can have the Schedule on your phone.  Any last minute changes to the Schedule will be updated there.

DON’T FORGET!  Meet our Featured Authors and Regional Writers during our Author Meet and Greet Event located in the Fellowship Hall of the Dahlonega Baptist Church on Saturday, March 2, 2019, 5:30-6:30 p.m.!  Light refreshments will be provided.  FoxTale Book Shoppe will be handling our author book sales and will be located in Fellowship Hall from 9:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m., so be sure to visit and purchase your books!

SCHEDULE FOR Dahlonega Literary Festival 

MARCH 1-2, 2019

FRIDAY, March 1

7:30-9:30 p.m.

SPECIAL TICKETED EVENT! Dahlonega Literary Festival Presents “A Songwriters Cafe” / Featuring Ray Atkins reading from his latest book, Set List: A Novel with live music performed by local musicians Erick Jones, Judy Lin, and Paul Pelt / Facilitator:  Arthur Hinds

(Tickets: $10.00.  Purchase Tickets Here)



(All Programs are at the Dahlonega Baptist Church unless otherwise noted)

9:00-10:00 a.m.

Coffee with Terry Kay / Terry Kay ; Moderator: Juanita Tipton / Rm. Church Library                                   

                               Mysteries:  Keeping the Thrill / Jacob Appel, Chuck Barrett, D.J. Steel, Jeremy Logan ; Host: UNG Honors Program / Rm. 30

                          The Young Adult Reader / Jessica Khoury, McCall Hoyle, Michael Buchanan ; Host:  Sigma Tau Delta / Rm. 28-29


10:15-11:15 a.m.

Workshop! / Poetry: Write It In Verse / Bill Walsh / Rm. Church Library

Oral History: Foxfire and the South / Phil Hudgins / Rm. 30   

                              Settings in Literary Fiction / Stacia Pelletier, Casi McLean, Deborah Malone, George Weinstein ; Host: Candice Dyer / Rm. 28-29


11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Workshop / Memoir Writing: Writing a Legacy / Carol Crawford/ Rm. Church Library

UNG Press Special Presentation: “Children’s Book Publishing From Start To Finish” / Featuring University of North Georgia President, Dr. Bonita Jacobs ; Facilitator: Dr. B.J. Robinson, Director of UNG Press / Rm. 30  Dr. Jacobs will sign books immediately after her presentation.

Not A Novel: Crafting Other Genres / Cynthia Graubart, Erica Mason ; Moderator: Rona Simmons / Rm. 27

Portraying Injustice in Fiction / Anthony Grooms, Nayomi Munaweera, J.C. Villegas ; Host: UNG Libraries / Rm. 28-29


12:30-1:45 p.m.

SPECIAL TICKETED EVENT! /  Lunch With the Featured AuthorsDahlonega Marketplace  (Tickets: $20.00Purchase Tickets here)


2:00-3:00 p.m.

                                   Workshop! / Promoting Your Writing / Victoria Comella / Rm. Church Library

                          Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy / Cliff Graubart, Cynthia Graubart, Anthony Grooms ; Moderator: Bill Walsh / Rm. 30

                       Military and Veterans: Portraying the Soldier / Grant McGarry ; Host: Robb Nichols / Rm. 28-29


3:15-4:15 p.m.

Workshop! / Screenwriting / Michael Buchanan / Rm. Church Library

                              Sci-Fi, Supernatural, and Fantasy / Jessica Khoury, Shanna Bosarge, Mab Morris, Ben Meeks ; Host: UNG’s Chestatee Review / Rm. 30


4:30-5:30 p.m.

HEADLINER EVENT! / Divine Daughter of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood / Featuring Rebecca Wells to benefit the new Lumpkin County Library ; Host: Friends of the Lumpkin County Library / Church Sanctuary


Ms. Wells will be signing books immediately following her presentation

(Tickets: $20.00.  Purchase Tickets Here)




     6:30 p.m.                     




Saturday, March 2, 2019

LOCATION:  Fellowship Hall

10:00-10:30 a.m.        Susan Abel, Idabel Allen,  Jacob Appel, Chuck Barrett, Darryl Bollinger, Lindsey Brackett, Alison Broderick, Michael Buchanan, Janet Chapman, McCall Hoyle, Terry Kay, Jessica Khoury, Jeremy Logan, D.J. Steel

11:15-11:45 a.m.       Shanna Bosarge, Anne Marie Cook, William Gilmore, Katie Hart-Smith, Phil Hudgins, Justin Joseph, Deborah Malone, Casi McLean, Ben Meeks, Mab Morris, Dan Pelfrey, Jarrett Van Meter, George Weinstein

3:00-3:30 p.m.           Cliff Graubart, Anthony Grooms, J.D. Jordan, Erica Mason, Grant McGarry, Latina McIntyre, Nayomi Munaweera, Ed Payne, Stacia Pelletier, Habiba Shaw, Alayne Smith, Lee St. John, J.C. Villegas



5 thoughts on “Program Schedule

  1. Can tickets be purchased at these events or do they need to be purchased in advance? If I purchase now can I print tickets or are they mailed. I just found out about this event and I really want to attend.


    • Good morning, Karen! Great question. Yes, tickets can be purchased on the DLF website (under ‘Special Events Tickets’) or at the Festival. Tickets for Friday evening’s (March 1st) event “A Songwriters Cafe” will be on sale at the door (Dahlonega Funeral Home (20 Gibson Rd., Dahlonega, GA 30533). Tickets for “Lunch With The Featured Authors” will be available at the DLF Welcome/Info table and at the Lunch venue just before lunch at the Dahlonega Market Place (100 Public Square). Tickets for Rebecca Wells’ “Divine Daughter of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood” will be available at the DLF Welcome/Info table (Saturday, March 2nd) and at the door of the Church Sanctuary a short time before Ms. Wells’ presentation.

      If you purchase online you can print the tickets off on your printer at home. We are not mailing them.

      Looking forward to seeing you!

      Ken Smoke


      • Thank you so much for the information. I am so excited to be able to attend. As a new author this will be my first time. I am looking forward to learning all I can and meeting the awesome authors that will be there.


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