The Georgia Literary Festival describes itself as a “moveable feast,” and since its debut in 1999 has been held in different locations around state “celebrating the state's finest writers at the locations they called home,” as the festival website proclaims.
This year’s festival will be held Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30 in
The honored writer at this year's festival will be the late Appalachian poet and novelist Byron Herbert Reece, born
Reece (below right) was the author of four collections of poetry and two novels. Although he began to develop a reputation across
His first novel, Better a Dinner of Herbs, was published in 1950, followed in 1955 by his second, The Hawk and the Sun. More information about Reece is available on the Byron Herbert Reece Society website.
The festival will feature well-known
Past Georgia Literary Festivals have been held in Eatonton,
This year’s event will feature author readings and signings, children’s events, a session just for teens featuring poet Dana Wildsmith talking about “Text Messaging as Poetry,” a theater performance, the Byron Herbert Reece literary ramble, a book sale, and much more. (For a full schedule of events, see the festival website.)
I will certainly be spending the weekend in
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