The Second annual Allatoona Book Festival will be held Oct. 7 at the Roberts School Community and Education Center. The event is sponsored by Acworth Cultural Arts Center and supported by the National League of American Pen Women, Atlanta Branch.
Drop by the festival if you ever thought about writing a book, poetry or song — or want to learn more about the universe of writing, meet a real author and get a book signed by same.
The theme is “Unleashing the Creative Spirit.” The focus is the creative and inspirational aspects of all forms of writing.
Best-selling author Jaclyn Weldon White will serve as keynote speaker. White, who was the Mercer Press best-selling author and Georgia Author of the Year for biography in 2011, has penned nine published books in the mystery and nonfiction genres, including “Mockingbird in the Moonlight,” a Southern murder mystery. Her newest book, “Sidetracked,” chronicles the zigzag adventures of two writers searching for a better understanding of the landscape and history of their state. She also has written numerous articles for local and regional magazines.
Other highlights include:
- A workshop led by Pen members, entitled “Painted Sound,” will explore the creative intersection of writing, visual arts and music.
- Candace Long, with the National League of Pen Women, will moderate a panel discussion titled “The Road to Inspiration.”
- International humanitarian, poet, and author Paul L. Samuels will lead an interactive poetry workshop for children ages 7-10.
- A panel of authors will discuss the “Writer’s Process.” Georgia author Susan C. May will moderate.
- Amazon best-selling author Linda Joyce will moderate a panel discussion titled “Road to Publication.”
- New to the book festival this year is the Children’s Writing Workshop. The program is sponsored by and held at Acworth Public Library. The program is open to children of all ages.
- More than 20 authors.
- Authors will sell and sign books.
Book festival events are free and open to the public. Lunch is available for purchase. Julian’s Kitchens will offer a mobile kitchen with a special book festival menu.
For more information and updates to the program visit www.acworthculturalarts.org, or call 770-231-7751.
If you go:
When: Oct. 7
Where: The Roberts School Community and Education Center, 4681 School St., Acworth, GA 30101
Registration: 9-9:30 a.m. The program begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m.
Hosted by: Acworth Cultural Arts Center
Supported by: National League of American Pen Women, Atlanta Branch
Admission: Free. Open to the public.