This weekend, the 2015 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Book Festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary by having Former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey read aloud before this year’s keynote address.
An original piece of poetry entitled “Meditation at Decatur Square,” Trethewey’s live reading will be followed by keynote speakers and feminist writers Erica Jong and Roxanne Gray.
Throughout the last decade, the AJC Decatur Book Festival has grown enormously. Featuring 125 authors in its first year, they have increased that number nearly fivefold leading up to the 2015 event. They have also supported the greater Atlanta area with programs such as 365 DBF, which hosts six events throughout the year across Atlanta, and On The Same Page, a comprehensive community reading program.
The largest independent book festival in the country, the AJC Decatur Book Festival will be held over Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 4-6, and will feature a great deal of literature, food, music and fun in the historic Decatur Square.