AJC Decatur Book Festival Presented by DeKalb Medical. August 29-31, 2008

2008 AJC Decatur Book Festival Schedule Highlights:

The Writers Conference @ DBF, presented by Poets & Writers and Agnes Scott College. Begins Friday, August 29, at 3 p.m. with a keynote address by Stephen Corey. Agnes Scott College. A Critique Group Success Story: Karen Abbott, Joshilyn Jackson, Anna Schachner, Saturday, August 30, 5:15 p.m. at Twain's. Writers Conference Happy Hour, Saturday, August 30, 6-8 p.m. at Twain's.

Keynote Address by Billy Collins, former U.S. Poet Laureate and New York Poet Laureate. Friday, August 29, 8 p.m. Agnes Scott College’s Presser Hall.

Madeline Children's Parade, led by Ludwig Bemelman's feisty French character, Madeline, and Bemelman's grandson, John Bemelman's Marciano. Saturday, August 30, line up at 9 a.m. At the corner of Clairemont Ave. and Commerce Dr. Parade begins at 9:30 a.m.

"The Lottery," by Brooks & Company Dance, inspired by the Shirley Jackson short story. Saturday, August 30, 7 p.m., Emory University's Performing Arts Studio.

Closing Concert by Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers, presented by Lenz Music. Sunday, August 31, 7:30 p.m. Downtown Decatur Square.

Signing by Daryn Kagan, Saturday, 5 p.m., at Mingei World Arts. Kagan will sign her new book, "What's Possible! 50 True Stories of People Who Dared to Dream They Could Make a Difference."

Signings at the AJC Tent, corner of Clairemont and Ponce de Leon. Olympic runner Jeff Galloway, Saturday, 11 a.m. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Marvin Arrington, Sunday, 1 p.m.

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Friday Schedule

  • 3:00-6:00: Writer's Conference programs at the Alston Building and Evans Hall at Agnes Scott College
    • 3:00-3:45: Welcome and Keynote by Stephen Corey
    • 4:00-6:00: Writer's Conference Programs Begin
      • Poets & Writers Presents Rant Without Whining: Regie Cabico on the Art of Slam Poetry, for Teens Only
      • Doug Crandell's Olde Thyme Writing Workshoppe and Petting Zoo
      • David Fulmer's Sex & Violence: Writing About Them Without Sounding Like a Virgin Pacifist (18+ only)
      • Cheryl Klein on Writing Children's Books
      • Screenwriting for Animation, by Elliot Blake
      • Bye, Y'all: How to Write an Obituary, by Kay Powell
      • Show Me The Money (Nothing To Do With Jerry Maguire) -- The Art and Craft of Screenwriting, by Philip Nutman

  • 8:00-9:00: Keynote address by Billy Collins at Presser Hall at Agnes Scott College

Saturday Schedule

Sunday Schedule

Decatur Presbyterian Chapel Stage presented by Public Broadcasting Atlanta

Book sales provided by Charis Books and More



The Escape Stage hosted by Several Dancers Core


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