2014 Decatur Book Festival Full Schedule Now Online

The keynote always gets the most ink, but this is the day that Book Fest lovers are REALLY waiting to arrive.  The full schedule is here! 

Here are some highlights from the DBF folks.

Ron Rash’s three events

  • Writer’s Conference Keynote Address

o   Agnes Scott College, Friday, 2 p.m.

  • Understanding Ron Rash (book discussion)

o   Decatur Presbyterian Sanctuary Stage, Saturday, 10 a.m.

  • “On The Fringes of War” panel with Richard Flanagan and Roy Hoffman

o   First Baptist Decatur Sanctuary Stage, Saturday, 12:30 p.m.

Colman Andrews

  • My Usual Table (book discussion)

o   Eddie’s Attic Stage, Saturday, 10 a.m.

Kim Bearden

  • Crash Course (book discussion)

o   Decatur Recreation Center Gym, Saturday, 11:15 a.m.

Stephanie Perkins, Adi Alsaid, Jennifer Smith, and Isabel Gillies

  • “Map of My Heart: Love Stories” panel

o   Teen Stage, Saturday, 12 p.m.

Mike Lane, Jon Scieszka, Jennifer Holm, and Tom Watson

  • “Great Books for New Readers” panel

o   Children’s Stage, Saturday, 12:15 p.m.

Eleanor Davis and Liz Prince

  • “How to be Graphic” panel

o   Marriott Conference Center Ballroom A, Saturday, 1:45 p.m.

Jericho Brown and Patricia Lockwood

  • Best American Poetry 2014 (book launch)

o   Decatur Presbyterian Sanctuary Stage, Saturday, 3 p.m.

Emily Giffin interviewed by Mara Davis

  • The One & Only (book discussion)

o   Decatur Presbyterian Sanctuary Stage, Saturday, 4:15 p.m.

Karin Slaughter and Chelsea Cain

  • “Internal Affairs” thriller panel

o   First Baptist Decatur Sanctuary Stage, Saturday, 4:15 p.m.

Pat Conroy, Cassandra King, Cliff Graubart, and Cynthia Graubart

  • “Marriage by the Book” panel

o   First Baptist Decatur Sanctuary Stage, Saturday, 5:30 p.m.

Tony Earley

  • Mr. Tall (book launch)

o   Decatur Library Stage, Saturday, 5:30 p.m.

Gail Sheehy

  • Daring: My Passages (book launch)

o   Decatur Presbyterian Sanctuary Stage, Sunday, 1:15 p.m.

Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge

  • “The Beekman Boys” cooking demonstration

o   Springer Mountain Farms Kitchen Stage, Sunday, 1:30 p.m.

Kazu Kibuishi

  • Amulet series (series discussion)

o   Teen Stage, Sunday, 2 p.m.

Rep. James Clyburn

  • Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black (book discussion)

o   Decatur Presbyterian Sanctuary Stage, Sunday, 2:30 p.m.

Richard Rodriguez

  • Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography (book discussion)

o   Old Courthouse Stage, Sunday, 3:45 p.m.

Lev Grossman

  • The Magician’s Land (book discussion)

o   First Baptist Decatur Sanctuary Stage, Sunday, 5 p.m.

Also available on the website are full lists of activities and authors: