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Fourth Annual AJC Decatur Book Festival Presented by DeKalb Medical Draws Rave Reviews from Authors and Fans
Largest Independent Book Festival in the Country ‘Comes of Age’
-----September 10, 2009 (Decatur) — Celebrating its fourth birthday this weekend, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Decatur Book Festival Presented by DeKalb Medical (DBF) is drawing praise from both authors and participants.
International best-selling thriller author Lee Child, appearing on Fox 5’s Good Day Atlanta Friday, September 4, said, “In its fourth year, Decatur is already one of the major book festivals in the U.S. You’ve got to go to the L.A. Times Festival and maybe Decatur. This is now a big deal. It’s all very exciting.”
DBF Executive Director Daren Wang agreed, calling the festival a “tremendous success” and citing the standing-room-only groups at the 900-seat First Baptist Church of Decatur and the 700-seat Decatur Presbyterian Church. The 400-seat Target Children’s Stage was also packed throughout the weekend with families and children lining up to hear popular children’s authors such as Judy Schachner, Jon Scieszka, and Elizabeth Dulemba.
“Decatur is proud to host an event that celebrates books, reading, and fun all at the same time,” Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd added. “Seeing children mesmerized by authors, teenagers participating in a poetry slam, and adults enjoying non-stop thinking and learning is an inspiration. Our community embraces the creative arts and the AJC Decatur Book Festival is at the top of the list for us. We are already looking forward to what next year will bring.”
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