By Carla Caldwell
The Allatoona Book Festival is Oct. 7-8.
Here’s what you need to know if you go.
Who: The book festival is a project of Acworth Cultural Arts Center. Festival headliners include Janisse Ray, Valerie Boyd, Jim Auchmutey and Teresa Weaver. The event will feature workshops, readings, book displays and a keynote address by Ray, author of “Ecology of a Cracker Childhood.” There will also be an exhibit of art inspired by Ray’s book.
What: The event promotes the literary arts in North Georgia. The festival is the culmination of a campaign to create opportunities for emerging and established authors to connect with the broader community, according to Georgia Humanities Council.
Where: The Roberts School Community and Education Center, 4681 School St.
When: Friday – A meet-and-greet with featured authors will be held at the Dogwood Terrace Club Room.
Saturday – The City of Acworth Tourism Bureau will host a free breakfast. Visitors will learn more about the city and its famous restaurants. Activities take place all day at The Roberts School Community and Education Center.
Things to do Saturday: Choose from speakers, panels and workshops to learn about the craft of writing, how to get published and trends in the world of literature. Primary topics include nonfiction, fiction, children’s, mystery, science fiction and poetry.
Cost: The book festival is free and open to the public.
For more information, go to: http://www.acworthculturalarts.org/book-festival