Thursday, September 2, 2010


Here are some highlights of the 5th Annual AJC Decatur Book Festival:

DBF is featuring a numerous tracks this year, grouping authors by topics and ideas.  Among the thirteen tracks are: 

Homegrown Goodness, sponsored by Decatur Metro
Two of the authors appearing on this track courtesy of one of our favorite blogs are: 
Carleen Madigan - Decatur Presbyterian Sanctuary Stage - Saturday - 11:15 - featuring her very interesting book on increasing individual sustainability, The Backyard Homestead.
Dr. Malcolm Stanford - Decatur Conference Center Stage - Saturday - 3:00 - co-author of Story's Guide to Keeping Honeybees.  He will be interviewed onstage by beekeeper, honey expert, and Little Shop of Stories' own Marcy Cornell.

Katrina: 5th Anniversary
Some of the authors appearing on this track are: 
Kathleen Koch & Dorothy Moye - Decatur Library - Saturday - 5:30 - Koch, a Gulf Coast native, reported on Katrina for CNN.  She is the author of Rising from Katrina.  She will be joined by curator and former New Orleans resident Dorothy Moye.
Patricia Smith - Decatur Presbyterian Sanctuary Stage - Sunday - 12:00 p.m. - four-time National Poetry Slam champion and National Book Award finalist reads from Blood Dazzler, her collection of poems set just before, during, and in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. 
Renee Watson - Children's Stage - Sunday - 1:30 p.m. - Watson will present her picture book, A Place Where Hurricanes Happen.

Some of the other great authors appearing on the Children's Stage include:
Bob Shea, author and illustrator of many book including his latest, Dinosaur vs. The Potty;
Dr. Cuthbert Soup (the name is sufficient to intrigue);
the prolific Ridley Pearson;
Marie Rutkoski of the Kronos Chronicles;
Tom Angleberger, author of The Strange Case of Origami Yoda;
Brian Jordan (former Atlanta Brave and Atlanta Falcon);
Jeanne Birdsall, author of The Penderwicks and a new picture book, Flora's Very Windy Day.

See if you can match the author to the image!

Friday, September 3rd - high 94 degrees; low 65 degrees; 10% chance of rain
Saturday, September 4th - high 83 degrees; low 60 degrees; 10% chance of rain
Sunday, September 5th - high 86 degrees; low 63 degrees; 0% chance of rain

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I was just browsing your page, saw a bunch of interesting books, but the one that caught my eye was Origami Yoda. I must look into this, it looks amazing!