Mark Your Calendars for the 10th Annual Decatur Book Festival!

One of the greatest things about being a book nerd and living in Decatur, Georgia, is the annual (free! open to the public!!) Decatur Book Festival. Last year, I attended several panels and volunteered at the kitchen stage (you can read about it here). The year before that, it was POURING rain, but I still managed to make it to a couple readings (one of which I wrote about here). It is always a good time with fabulous authors, informative panels, and fun readings.

Naturally, I was thrilled when a new hashtag popped up in my Instagram and Twitter feeds last week in celebration of the announcements of the 2015 festival’s keynote speaker (Erica Jong, who will be interviewed onstage by Bad Feminist author Roxane Gay) and full author lineup.

This year’s theme is #READdifferent: “Get out of your comfort zone, get out of your routine, and read something different. With hundreds of authors, tracks, and stages to choose from, how will you #READdifferent at #dbf2015?”

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The festival will be held on Labor Day weekend (September 4-6, 2015), and, as usual, has a very promising line-up. Here is a quick peek at some of the authors/activities that look especially exciting.

The festival kicks off on Saturday morning with an adorable children’s parade on the Decatur Square that will be led by Drew Daywalk, the author of The Day the Crayons Quit and soon-to-be-released The Day the Crayons Came Home.

812u6SS6wpLThe kitchen/cookbook stage has a star-studded Southern chef line-up this year, including:




The YA stage is another stand-out and will feature some excellent authors:



Other authors who should be fun to see:



  • Debut author Angela Flournoy will be reading from The Turner House, an Indie Next List pick for May 2015.

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That’s just a taste to whet your appetite! For more information or to keep up with all the latest news, you can check out any/all of the following:

The Decatur Book Festival is an excellent way to enjoy Labor Day weekend! If you’re in the area, I encourage you to attend!!

2 thoughts on “Mark Your Calendars for the 10th Annual Decatur Book Festival!

  1. We love the day the crayons quit. Oliver Jeffers is a genius. Too bad we are on the other side of the continent – sounds fun!

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