Book Events: Fairs, Festivals, and Conferences (2019 and 2020)

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7 Events Found in Georgia

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Black Writers Weekend Black Writers Weekend
Various Locations, Atlanta, Georgia


Hosted by: African Americans on the Move Book Club (AAMBC)
Dates: Friday, June 7, 2019 to Sunday, June 9, 2019

Website: Black Writers Weekend
Email: aambcvoting@gmail.com

Description:

Black Writers Weekend is an annual event created to celebrate and honor black literary creatives in publishing and film. Founded by Tamika Newhouse, the weekend bridges the gaps between black literary creatives and opportunities that will advance their careers. Powered by AAMBC Inc., the organization focuses on new and emerging voices in literature and fusing them with established creatives in film, television, and publishing.

First established in 2008 as an award show called the AAMBC Awards, it is now a four-day weekend. Attendees will enjoy panels, workshops, author signings and our celebratory book bash, movie screenings, along with the formal awards gala positioned as the highlight of the weekend. “This weekend was designed specifically for readers and writers of all genres, genders, and ages,” Newhouse says. “We wanted this to be a true celebration of literary achievement in every area imaginable.”

AALBC.com’s Founder, Troy Johnson, was named Literary Activist of the Year for 2017.

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The Atlanta Kick Back The Atlanta Kick Back
Infinite Energy Center, Duluth, Georgia


Hosted by: 556 Book Chicks Book Club
Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019
Time: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Website: The Atlanta Kick Back
Email: atlantakickback@gmail.com

Description:

556 Book Chicks is an award-winning book club, founded in 2012 by 3 friends and co-workers (Benita, Monika, and Tiffany). It started as just a book club - discussing and meeting authors. Over the years the book club has grown into an Atlanta Book Signing Festival.

Learn more about The Atlanta Kick Back on AALBC.com.
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Atlanta African American Book Festival Atlanta African American Book Festival
Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia


Hosted by: Atlanta African American Book Festival
Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Website: Atlanta African American Book Festival
Email: info@aaabookfest.com

Description:

The Atlanta African American Book Festival is a yearly festival held in Atlanta, Georgia. The event is a great opportunity for community members to meet and engage with their favorite African American authors.

Learn more about Atlanta African American Book Festival on AALBC.com.
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National Book Club Conference National Book Club Conference
Intercontinental Buckhead Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia


Hosted by: National Book Club Conference Foundation
Dates: Friday, August 2, 2019 to Sunday, August 4, 2019

Website: National Book Club Conference

Description:

Over the course of 15 years, some of the most famous and talented authors have been a part of what the NBCC calls “literary bliss”. Important to the NBCC, however, is to introduce new or lesser-known authors that have created stories that are entertaining, informative and important.

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AJC Decatur Book Festival AJC Decatur Book Festival
Downtown Decatur, Decatur, Georgia


Dates: Friday, August 30, 2019 to Sunday, September 1, 2019

Website: AJC Decatur Book Festival
Phone: 404.666.2112

Description:

The AJC Decatur Book Festival is the largest independent book festival in the country and one of the five largest overall. Since its launch, more than 1,000 world-class authors and hundreds of thousands of festival-goers have crowded the historic downtown Decatur square.

Learn more about AJC Decatur Book Festival on AALBC.com.
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Onyxcon Onyxcon
Wolf Creek Library, Atlanta, Georgia


Hosted by: Blaque Canvas
Date: February 2020 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Onyxcon
Email: onyxcon@gmail.com

Description:

2018 marks the 10 year anniversary of ONYXCON ! A DECADE.

ONXCON is a convention, festival, and celebration.

We promote, showcase, educate, and entertain all fans of the Sequential Arts and related media. We EDUTAIN! We feature independent and legendary creators of comics, books, film, and other media with a focus on African Diaspora culture, concepts, interests, and general markets. Ultimately we represent diversity in these Arts and so we are open to representing all POPULAR ARTS that are CONSCIOUSLY DIVERSE! Our event is for everyone, and is a progressive and diverse networking event for professionals as well as enthusiasts who appreciate our showcase. Because comic books/comic strips have long stood as the foundation Art form of this type of convention, comics are a major feature. But ONYXCON IS NOT LIMITED TO COMIC BOOKS. Our events highlight other literary genres like speculative fiction, as well as video games, collectable toys and models, films/documentaries, and all other media related to the Popular Arts.

Learn more about Onyxcon on AALBC.com.
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Dahlonega Literary Festival Dahlonega Literary Festival
Historic Square of Dahlonega, GA, Dahlonega, Georgia


Hosted by: Lumpkin County Literacy Coalition
Date: March 2020 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Dahlonega Literary Festival
Email: info@savannahbookfestival.org

Description:

The Dahlonega Literary Festival is an annual celebration of books that takes place in March. Situated in Historic Downtown Dahlonega, the festival continues to grow and become more delightful as the years go on. Ours is an intimate festival about books and authors with a mission to promote interaction between readers and writers in a relaxed, informal environment. Visitors have an opportunity to meet and interact with the authors. In addition to attending speaking events and book signings, attendees can have lunch with their favorite authors at a local restaurant.

Past featured authors include: Frances Mayes, Diana Gabaldon, Terry Kay, Deanna Raybourn, Joshilyn Jackson, and many more. Where else can you see, have conversations with, and even dine with bestselling authors while surrounded by the beautiful North Georgia Mountains.

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