The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a local news paper, sponsors the annual Decatur Book Festival on the Labor Day Weekend, held this year from August 31-September 2. This year Emory University presented the festival, along with various sponsors. The festivities are located at venues surrounding the Decatur square and is easily accessible by MARTA. Activities include parades, author talks, workshops, and poetry readings. Of course, there are plenty of books to buy and you may even have a chance to meet a favorite author.
However, the festival is not just about books. Non-profits buy tables to promote their community services. The area has plenty of shade and people watching, if that is your thing. A food court and area restaurants offer delicious treats and meals from burgers, fish, salad to burritos. Local musicians and artists entertain guests with impromptu shows.
If you are ever in the Decatur, Georgia area during the Labor Day weekend, you may enjoy visiting the AJC Decatur Book Festival.
Below are my pictures from the festival:
The Atlanta-Journal Constitution sponsors the festival.
Organizations Distribute Information to Attendees
Register to Vote
Save our Trees!
Georgia State University, my Alma Mater
Mother and Daughter Authors, Khadija Grant
The Java Monkey Poetry Stage
Erin C. Poetry
Emory University student Christina Schmitt of the Art Amok Slam Team, winners of the group piece finals at the 2018 National Poetry slam