Friday, September 1- Sunday, September 3

It’s Labor Day weekend so it’s time for the AJC Decatur Book Festival!

The AJC Decatur Book Festival is now the largest independent book festival in the country and one of the five largest overall. Since its launch, more than 1,000 world-class authors and hundreds of thousands of festival-goers have crowded 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.

The Keynote event is scheduled for Friday evening at 8pm at Emory University’s Schwartz Performing Arts Center. National Public Radio host Brooke Gladstone headlines a panel of journalists for the DBF Keynote event, discussing the importance of journalism in a time of the 24-hour news cycle, social media generated fake news and society’s perceptions of media today. The panel also will include Carolyn Ryan, an editor with the New York Times, and Wesley Lowery, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter from The Washington Post.

Kidnote: Friday, September 1; 5pm; Decatur High School’s Performing Arts Center

Kidnote Speakers: Lin Oliver and Henry Winkler, the duo who writes Hank Zipzer and Here’s Hank book series.

There is something for everyone at the Book Festival, including a number of Decatur area authors!