Decatur Book Festival Update
Just got in from the media launch for the 2009 Decatur Book Festival at Eddie's Attic. They've got some really big names coming this year including a keynote address by Sir Harold Evans, Lee Child, Kathy Reichs, Robert Olen Butler, Douglas Blackmon, Edward Hirsch, Natasha Trethewey, Felice Picano, C. Dale Young, Kathryn Stockett, Patricia Smith, Thomas Lux, Rick Bragg and many more, including me. What amazing company to be in.
There were stacks and stacks of free books given away, and the Conquering Venus chapbook was picked up by a few folks and I shamelessly shoved it into the hands of others. They haven't announced a day or time for my reading, but I'll post it as soon as I get it.
Along with all the writers, there's going to be some other interesting events including a musical tribute to Eudora Welty featuring Mary Chapin Carpenter, Caroline Herring, Kate Campbell and Claire Holley. There will also be plenty of food, writing workshops, a poetry slam at Java Monkey Speaks and much, much more.
Along with promoting Conquering Venus, I'll be hosting part of the Atlanta Queer Literary Festival stage and an hour of poets at the Java Monkey Poetry Stage, which is being sponsored by Poetry Atlanta. It's going to be a hectic, but exciting weekend of literature.