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Book Events: Fairs, Festivals, and Conferences (2017 and 2018)

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7 Events Found in Georgia

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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 2018 – 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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AAMBC Literary Awards AAMBC Literary Awards
Various Locations, Atlanta, Georgia


Hosted by: African Americans on the Move Book Club (AAMBC)
Dates: Thursday, June 8, 2017 to Saturday, June 10, 2017

Website: AAMBC Literary Awards
Email: aambcvoting@gmail.com

Description:

The annual AAMBC Literary Awards was launched in 2009 in San Antonio, Texas by the founder. Smaller ceremonies were then hosted in the years following in Chicago as well as in Baltimore in adjacent to various literary events.

AAMBC which stands for African Americans on the Move Book Club was created in 2008. AAMBC caters to the unknown writer. AAMBC has worked with well over six hundred writers’ new, seasoned, and considered celebrity status. From first time writers to nationally known they have consistently set the tone to support and promote black writers.


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
2000 Convention Center Concourse, College Park, Georgia


Hosted by: 556 Book Chicks Book Club
Date: July 2018 – Dates to be Announced

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 past year the book club has grown into an Atlanta Book Signing Festival.

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Onyxcon Onyxcon
WOLF CREEK LIBRARY located at 3100 Enon Road, Atlanta, Georgia


Date: August 2018 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Onyxcon
Email: onyxcon@gmail.com

Description:

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.

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National Conference of African American Librarians National Conference of African American Librarians
Grand Hyatt Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia


Date: August 2018 – Dates to be Announced

Website: National Conference of African American Librarians

Description:

The Black Caucus of the American Library Association serves as an advocate for the development, promotion, and improvement of library services and resources to the nation’s African American community; and provides leadership for the recruitment and professional development of African American librarians.

The Black Caucus of the American Library Association also honors outstanding works of fiction and nonfiction for adult audiences by African American authors.

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National Book Club Conference National Book Club Conference
Loews Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia


Hosted by: National Book Club Conference Foundation
Dates: Friday, August 3, 2018 to Sunday, August 5, 2018

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
Venue TBD, Decatur, Georgia


Date: September 2018 – Dates to be Announced

Website: AJC Decatur Book Festival
Phone: 404.666.2112
Email: juliew@decaturbookfestival.com

Description:

In 2005, while driving back from the South Carolina Book Festival with a friend, Daren Wang wondered aloud: How does Columbia, S.C., sustain a successful book festival while metropolitan Atlanta does not?

Atlanta is well known for its many festivals these events shape the summer landscape of Atlanta. But despite several earlier attempts, there still was no free festival celebrating the written word.

Over the course of that drive from Columbia, Wang hatched a plan to establish a book festival modeled after the overwhelmingly successful Decatur Arts Festival. Decatur, a small town six miles east of Atlanta, is one of the most pedestrian-friendly towns in Georgia

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.

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