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The 2014 Festival


The Georgia Center for the Book and the Georgia Humanities Council are pleased to announce that the 16th annual Georgia Literary Festival will take place in Augusta on November 7-9, 2014 at Georgia Regents University.

Situated along the banks of the Savannah River and home to the world-famous Masters Golf Tournament, the second oldest city in Georgia is sure to be a picturesque location for the Georgia Literary Festival. Hometown authors Frank Yerby and Berry Fleming will be honored along with Tobacco Road author, Erskine Caldwell, for their contributions to Georgia's literary heritage. The Festival will also feature various authors from around the state of Georgia participating in readings and panels, a children's area, and a street fair featuring book related vendors and merchandise.

The Georgia Literary Festival will kick off on Friday, November 7, with a reception at the Morris Museum of Art, followed by the Keynote Address from native Augustan and internationally-renowned opera singer, Jessye Norman, at the Jessye Norman Amphitheater on the Augusta Riverwalk. Festival activities will take place throughout the day on Saturday on the beautiful Georgia Regents University Summerville campus. Festival speakers will include Yamma Brown, Philip Lee Williams, Deron Hicks, Raymond Atkins, Carolyn Newton Curry, Martin Harmon, Gould Hagler, Collin Kelley, Megan Sexton, Kate Sweeney, and Jodi Helmer.

To receive updates about the festival or inquire about vendor and sponsorship opportunities, please visit the Georgia Literary Festival's Facebook page or send email inquiries to Aspasia Luster at: lustera@arcpls.org.

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The 16th Annual Georgia Literary Festival