Carrollton BookFest in March

25mar9:00 am12:00 pmCarrollton BookFest in March

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The Carrollton Writers Guild is excited to announce its inaugural BookFest on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at the Carrollton Center for the Arts to promote and advance literature in Georgia. Keynote speaker will be Bren McClain, acclaimed author of “One Good Mama Bone” and winner of the Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction and the Patricia Winn Award for Southern Literature.

Planned sessions will provide inspiration and learning/developmental opportunities for writers and readers alike. Panel discussions will address a number of popular genres such as Fantasy, Romance, Historical Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, and Women’s Fiction. Noted regional authors will speak on the topics of plot development, publication, marketing and the writing life.

Two 90-minute workshops are available—Creating Characters Who Leap Off the Page and The Craft and Art of Poetry.

Onsite registration and check-in begin at 8:30 AM at the Carrollton Center for the Arts located at 251 Alabama Street in Carrollton, GA 30117. Events will run from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. There is no charge for BookFest attendance, panel discussions and speakers. A nominal donation is requested for participation in the workshops. Books from participating local authors will be available for purchase on site.

A reduced room rate is available at the Courtyard Inn next door. Numerous local restaurants and the downtown square are also a short walk away. Free parking can be found in public lots near the Arts Center. A media room with refreshments will be available for interviews with participating authors and attendees.

For more information and online registration go to carrolltonbookfest.com. About Carrollton Writers Guild:
The Carrollton Writers Guild, Inc is a 501c3 organization dedicated to the advancement of authorship in the Carrollton, GA area. For nineteen years the organization has provided educational and developmental opportunities to a diverse group of individuals with a wide range of interests in the literary arts, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, memoirs, essays and script-writing. The group embraces all levels of ability with the goals of developing writing and editing skills and to educate them on publishing and promoting their literature.



March 25, 2023 9:00 am - 12:00 pm(GMT-04:00)


Carrollton Center for the Arts

251 Alabama Street

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