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Decatur Book Festival

This event is definitely one for the books! (Yup, pun intended!) 

Bibliophiles, literary connoisseurs, and writers - gear up for this engagement meant to rekindle your love for reading, writing, and everything in between. The Decatur Book Festival, the nation's largest independent book festival, is back on September 30th to October 1st, 2022, for a weekend filled with reading, music, food, and fun!

Join tens of thousands of people from all over the metro and beyond as they congregate in the First Baptist Church of Decatur alongside renowned authors, illustrators, editors, publishers, and booksellers.

There will be fifteen seminars divided into three tracks: adult fiction, adult non-fiction, and children and youth. Selected authors with new fall releases will also be highlighted, so keep your eyes peeled! 

There will also be a keynote on September 30th to jumpstart the festival. Pete Souza, author of The West Wing And Beyond: What I Saw Inside the Presidency, will deliver it. Souza will present infrequently seen images and share tales from his most recent book. After his presentation, he will answer questions from the audience.

Doors open at 7:00 P.M., and the event will start at 8:00 P.M. sharp - so don't be late! Admission is free, of course, but masks are required at the event. Adults must also bring proof of vaccination before entry, so take note!

The Decatur Book Festival's goal is to unite book lovers, authors, publishers, and booksellers in celebrating written and spoken word literature. Visitors are urged to discover their next favorite book because no genres are forbidden or excluded from the festival. The written word is celebrated by authors, journals, publishers, writers' groups, artists, and many other organizations and people. Readers are urged to choose a new favorite book from various genres, such as romance, history, health and wellness, science, religion, poetry, and more.

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