2016 AJC Decatur Book Festival

Filed in Events by on August 20, 2016

2016 AJC Decatur Book Festival

The 2016 AJC Decatur Book Festival is the largest independent book festival in the country and one of the five largest overall.┬áSince its launch, more than 1,000 world-class authors and hundreds of thousands of festival-goers have crowded the historic downtown Decatur square to enjoy book signings, author readings, panel discussions, an interactive children’s area, live music, parades, cooking demonstrations, poetry slams, writing workshops, and more.┬áThe 2016 AJC Decatur Book Festival will be held on September 2-4, 2016 in beautiful Decatur.

A book festival is an opportunity for authors and book lovers to join together in a festive environment. At the 2016 AJC Decatur Book Festival, you can mingle with your favorite authors, discover new ones, or pick up that book you have been dying to read. For children, a book festival is a great place to develop a love for reading.

What Happens at a Book Festival?
A lot. Every book festival is a little different, but at most festivals you can expect:

  • A Keynote speech by an author of national or international importance
  • Authors reading from their books or talking about their work
  • Panels of authors talking about a theme common to all their work
  • Authors signing copies of their books for readers
  • Tables, tents or booths where you can buy books and other reading-related products

The 2016 AJC Decatur Book Festival has everything you can find at other book festivals, plus much, much more. Here are some of the highlights:

  • A children’s stage featuring interactive activities and presentations by top authors and illustrators
  • Live music performed by nationally touring musicians
  • Cooking demonstrations by noted cookbook authors
  • Food and beer vendors, and a wine garden
  • An opening day Children’s Parade
  • A Youth Poetry Slam, for kids 12-18 years old
  • A Poetry Slam for adults

Click here to learn more about the 2016 AJC Decatur Book Festival

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Aaron Hofmann is the founder of AllAboutAtlantaHomes.com and also a Realtor with Atlanta Communities focused on the Atlanta real estate market. Aaron is a transplant from the Midwest (amazingly not a native Atlantan) and has lived in Atlanta for over 20 years and has developed a love for this city and desire to share with current and new Atlanta residents.

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