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Pulitzer Author Rick Bragg to Headline Carrollton Bookfest

Bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Bragg will headline the 2024 Carrollton BookFest, April 5 – 6 at the Center for the Arts, along with other authors Hank Phillipi Ryan (The House Guest) Deborah Goodrich Royce (Reef Road), and Bren McClain (One Good Mama Bone).

Friday’s program will be dedicated to writing workshops on various topics including mysteries, poetry and world building. Bren McClain will present her acclaimed full-day Writer’s Master Class, which is already sold out. 

On Saturday, national and regional authors will discuss topics of interest to both writers and readers. First thing in the morning, Matt Jolley, an Edward R. Murrow Award-winning feature reporter, will interview Rick Bragg and later in the day, John Pruitt. Hank Phillipi Ryan and Deborah Goodrich Royce will converse and other presenters will include Georgia Author of the Year Robert Gwaltney, authors and educators Ray Atkins and Anthony Grooms and author and chef Johnathon Barrett among many others.

Tickets are available through Eventbrite and a la carte tickets for individual events will be available at the door.

Saturday will also feature the Book Fair, free and open to the public. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet authors, browse their books and purchase autographed copies.

The culminating event will be a presentation by Rick Bragg on Saturday evening at 6:30 pm. Tickets will be sold separately and are on sale through the Carrollton Center for the Arts.

What: Carrollton Writers Guild BookFest 2024

When: April 5 – 6

Where: Carrollton Center for the Arts

The Carrollton Writers Guild, Inc is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of authorship in the Carrollton area. For more information about BookFest, visit carrolltonbookfest.com. Contact Elyse Wheeler, PhD at 518-935-8167 or [email protected] for more guild information.

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