Atlanta Journal-Constitution Renews Book Festival Title Sponsorship for Three Years

AJC Decatur Book Festival Presented by DeKalb Medical On Track for Seventh Consecutive Labor Day Weekend

January 20, 2012

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has signed on for a three-year contract as title sponsor of the AJC Decatur Book Festival Presented by DeKalb Medical.

AJC DBF Executive Director Daren Wang said the AJC has been a vital part of the Festival since the early organizational meetings prior to the first event in 2006.

“We are thrilled that the AJC has chosen to continue as a title sponsor. This level of support from our founding partner ensures that the Festival will grow and prosper,” Wang said.

“A three-year commitment is especially important in a challenging fund-raising environment. On behalf of everyone who attends and makes AJC DBF possible, we thank them for their support.”

The AJC Decatur Book Festival will celebrate its seventh year of bringing a wide variety of authors and events to the Decatur Square Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 2012.

For 2012, young adult novelist Terra Elan McVoy returns as the Festival program director, and Decatur resident Stephanie DiLorio signs on as development director.

Featured authors for the 2012 event will be announced at a Festival kick-off event in early summer.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Decatur Book Festival Presented by DeKalb Medical is the largest independent book festival in the country, and the fourth largest overall. This year, more than 300 authors and tens of thousands of festival goers will crowd the historic downtown Decatur Square to enjoy book signings, author readings, panel discussions, an interactive children’s area, live music, parades, cooking demonstrations, poetry slams, writing workshops, and more. For more information, visit, “like” Decatur Book Festival on Facebook, or follow @DBookFestival on Twitter.