The Second Annual Allatoona Book Festival will be 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.
The theme is “Unleashing the Creative Spirit,” and the focus is the creative and inspirational aspects of all forms of writing. A workshop led by Pen members entitled “Painted Sound” explores the creative intersection of writing, visual arts and music.
“Sessions on the business and tradecraft of writing, interactive panels, songwriting, and author signings will be taking place. And we will have exhibitors as well,” Clemens Bak, of Acworth Cultural Arts Center, said in a prepared statement.
Speaker panels will include a number of published Georgia authors. A keynote address will be given by Jaclyn Weldon White, of Hoschton. White, who was the Mercer Press bestselling author and Georgia Author of the Year for biography in 2011, has penned nine published books, 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.
New to the book festival this year is the Children’s Writing Workshop. The program is sponsored and held at Acworth Public Library. The program is open to children of all ages.
All book festival events are free and open to the public. For more information and updates to the program visit www.acworthculturalarts.org, or call 770-231-7751.
If you go:
When: October 7
Where: The Roberts School Community and Education Center, 4681 School St., Acworth, GA 30101
Registration: 9-9:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m.: Keynote Speaker Jaclyn “Jackie” Weldon White. “Writer’s Journey” (panel discussion).
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Two breakout sessions – “A Road to Publishing” and “Road to Inspiration.”
12:15: Table talks and book signings.
Hosted by: Acworth Cultural Arts Center
Supported by: National League of American Pen Women, Atlanta Branch
Admission: Free. Open to the public.
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