Congressman John Lewis will give DBF keynote address.
Congressman John Lewis will give DBF keynote address.

The 8th annual Decatur Book Festival returns Labor Day weekend, Aug. 30 to Sept. 1, with a horde of authors, art, children’s activities and more.

The festival kicks off Friday night with a keynote address by Congressman John Lewish, who has co-authored a graphic novel about his life called March. The keynote address will be held at the Schwartz Center on the Emory University campus. Tickets sold out quickly and there is now a waiting list.

On Saturday and Sunday, there will be hundreds of opportunities to hear authors read from their work. Some of the noted authors appearing over the weekend include Clyde Edgerton, Richard Blanco, Henry Wiencek, Denise Duhamel, Randall Kennedy, Kathy Reichs, Jason Mott, Jerry Pinkney, Karin Slaughter, Joshilyn Jackson, Terra McVoy, Theresa Davis, Kodac Harrison, Jessica Handler, Dan Veach, Amanda Kyle Williams, Megan Volpert, Charles McNair, Sheri Joseph and INtown’s own Collin Kelley.

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Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.