This year’s Decatur Book Festival, happening Aug. 31-Sept. 2, has something for just about everyone. There is the legendary Java Monkey Poetry Stage where some of Atlanta’s finest poets will enchant audiences. There is a dynamic program for children and young adults, a stage devoted to cooking and food, and famous and upcoming authors giving an array of programs and readings. There are booths and pop-up bookstores, food from vendors and Decatur’s fine dining restaurants. Atlanta legend Kenny Leon gives Friday night’s sold-out keynote. And there will be a lot of serendipity if you go with a willingness to explore.
If you are interested in history you are in for some amazing programs. Here are notes on a few featured authors and their works that are definitely worth checking out.
For more on the Decatur Book Festival and see the entire schedule of authors and events, visit decaturbookfestival.com.
Franklin Abbott is an Atlanta psychotherapist, writer, musician and community organizer. His latest project is a double CD of his poetry and music Don’t Go Back To Sleep.