Pageant celebrating romantic literature coming to Decatur – The Champion Newspaper | 404-373-7779

A brand new competition, collectively organized by three native booksellers and celebrating all issues romance, is coming to Decatur.

The inaugural LOVE Y’ALL guide competition is about to happen Feb. 16 by Feb. 18 on the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Decatur. Organizers described the occasion as “Georgia’s first guide competition celebrating love, variety, and literature.”

“The competition will create an inclusive area for readers and authors to attach, interact in significant conversations, and rejoice the enchanting world of romance fiction,” acknowledged officers. “With a various lineup of authors, books, discussions and panels, the competition guarantees an unforgettable expertise for attendees who consider within the energy of affection tales.”

In response to the competition’s web site, the occasion will characteristic a lineup of greater than 60 authors, panel discussions, guide signings, creator meet-and-greets and giveaways. Friday would be the kickoff of the festivities with one-of-a-kind experiences with authors that readers can signal as much as attend, plus a scavenger hunt at Oakland Cemetery, excessive tea, karaoke, and a dinner with a number of New York Occasions bestselling authors, in line with officers. Saturday and Sunday will characteristic panels, opening with a keynote dialog between authors Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Mariana Zapata, adopted by guide signings within the afternoon and night, ending Sunday with a closing keynote delivered by creator Tia Williams.

“All weekend lengthy, esteemed authors from throughout the nation, in addition to native skills and distributors, can be gracing the competition, providing readers an opportunity to attach with their favourite writers and uncover new voices,” acknowledged organizers.

Pageant organizers embody booksellers from Courageous + Type E book Store and Eagle Eye E book Store, each positioned in Decatur.

“We consider that romance is a style that has the facility to transcend boundaries and contact hearts,” mentioned Kim McNamara, competition organizer and proprietor of Learn It Once more Bookstore. “Our objective is to foster an atmosphere the place readers can really feel seen and represented, and the place authors can share their tales and join with their viewers on a private degree.”

Registration is at the moment open, and tickets vary from $99 to $249 with completely different experiences included relying on buy.

Go to for extra data and to view an in depth schedule of occasions.


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