Volunteer Registration for this year’s annual AJC Decatur Book Festival is now open! This year, DPC will again serve as a key venue for the festival, hosting author talks, book signings, and more. The festival will be held Labor Day weekend, September 1-3rd.
Those wishing to volunteer for the festival may click here and complete the form, returning it either in the offering plate at worship, or at the temporary church office, in the Sycamore House parking lot. Alternatively, volunteers may register online, at www.decaturbookfestival.com (NOTE: DPC is not yet listed as a venue, but will be soon).
What Volunteers Need to Know:
- Volunteers welcome visitors to our sanctuary for author talks or help out at the book signing table across the street in front of Sycamore House. We also need volunteers to manage the sound board in the balcony for the speakers.
- There are four shifts on Saturday, starting as early as 9:30 and as late as 5 p.m.
- There are two shifts on Sunday, after church at 12:45 and the second at 3:15
- Volunteers check in right at the church, and receive a festival T-shirt to wear during their shift. They receive priority parking right at Sycamore House.
- An orientation session for volunteers is scheduled for Monday, August 21 at 7 p.m.
About the Festival
The AJC Decatur Book Festival is the largest independent book festival in the country. More than 1,000 authors have appeared since the festival began in 2006, drawing thousands of visitors for book signings, author readings, panel discussion, music poetry slams and writing workshops.
This year’s keynote address Friday evening features NPR host Brooke Gladstone and a panel of journalists at Emory’s Schwartz Center. They will discuss the role of the media in a world with 24-hour news cycles, fake news generated by social media, and changing perceptions of the role and credibility of the profession.
Festival highlights include:
- Tom Perrotta, best selling author of “Fletcher,” a novel on the frontlilnes of America’s culture wars
- National Book Award winner Charles Frazier (Cold Mountain”
- Daniel handler (also known as Lemony Snicket)
- Tess Gerritsen in her 12th novel about the crime solving duo Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles
- “On Being” host Krista Tippett
For more information, contact Kathy Morse, Church Administrator, at email@example.com, or (404) 378-1777, ext. 222.