It’s going to be a gorgeous weekend here in Dahlonega, with a high of 70 on Saturday, plenty of colorful leaves still on the trees and an abundance of golden autumn sunlight all weekend long. We have local wineries with tasting rooms on the square. We have incredible restaurants. We have options to explore art, history and nature galore.
If that’s not enough enticement, this weekend is the 9th Annual Dahlonega Literary Festival. It’s free, free, FREE! Come on, you KNOW you want to come join us! Check out the full details here.
Here’s what I’m looking forward to this year:
- Lunch with the Authors – This is a great feature of our festival. All of the authors in attendance host a table for ten at one of our amazing local restaurants. (I can’t wait to meet Karen White. Her Charleston ghost mysteries have caused me to miss sleep…but in a good way!)
- Extravaganza at the Crimson Moon (featuring Nick Wynne).
- Joe Morgan: Life as a Death Investigator – I met him at a book signing event awhile back and I can’t wait to tell him how much I loved his book. (Fair warning: It is the “real deal” and not a sanitized, glamorized version of death scene investigation. Highly recommended only if you have a strong interest and a stronger stomach!)
On a personal note: Mike and I met at this festival three years ago so it will always be near and dear to our hearts. (Note: Any man who invites a writer to a literary festival for a first date is more precious than Dahlonega gold.) Since we now live within walking distance, we will be volunteering &/or attending events for the entire festival. We really, truly and fervently want this festival to continue to flourish and grow…otherwise, how will we celebrate our anniversary in years to come? If you can’t join in the fun this year, please consider supporting the festival in other ways.