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AJC Decatur Book Festival: Highlights for the final week

By Crystal Villarreal, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution #atlanta-ga

This year the annual AJC Decatur Book Festival went virtual because of the coronavirus pandemic. In honor of its 15th anniversary, festival organizers hosted a series of 15 events that started Labor Day weekend, but there’s more to come.

We’re fast approaching the final week of events, and there are a few things you’ll want to see — from author talks on writing in a world of turmoil to how to prepare your book for the big screen. Here are the final AJC Decatur Book Festival events you won’t want to miss:

ExploreAJC Decatur Book Festival presented by Emory University 2020

Writing in a World of Turmoil: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 24

National Book Foundation Presents: Reckoning with Resistance with Hanif Abduraqib and Camonghne Felix: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 25

Agnes Scott Writers’ Festival Finalists’ Reading: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Sunday, September 27

Falling in Love with Love: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 29

How to Pitch, Package & Sell Your Television & Film Project: Talks with the Atlanta Pitch Summit Panel: 2 – 3 p.m. Thursday, October 1

Not Your Father’s Canon: Reading Chaucer and Shakespeare Today: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Thursday, October 1

Going from Book to Screen presented by DeKalb Entertainment Commission: 3 – 4 p.m. Saturday, October 3

Endnote: Natasha Trethewey: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Sunday, October 4