:Georgia Literary Festival:
Some 1,500 people came and enjoyed the sixth annual Georgia Literary Festival at Columbus August 13-14, 2004. The event drew the largest crowds of any previous festival and showcased a working partnership of people and organizations supporting the literary community in Columbus. Author and Columbus native Shay Youngblood was the star of the festival, and nearly 50 writers from around the region also had an opportunity to meet their readers. The Book Fair generated some $2,500 for the Chattahoochee Valley Regional Library system, too.
The 2004 Festival
Author and Columbus native Shay Youngblood (L) shares a hug with Carson McCullers biographer Virginia Spencer Carr during the 2004 Georgia Literary Festival in Columbus.
Visitors took special narrated historical/literary tours of Columbus during the 2004 Georgia Literary Festival.
Visitors to the 2004 Georgia Literary Festival in Columbus got a free tour of the Carson McCullers Home during the festival.
Nearly 50 authors signed books and met with readers during the Book Fair at the Springer Opera House at the 2004 Georgia Literary Festival in Columbus.