BookFest Gwinnett, a celebration of diversity sponsored by the Atlanta Writers Club, will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019.
BookFest Gwinnett is brought to you by the Gwinnett County Public Library, the City of Norcross, the Atlanta Writers Club, and Georgia Humanities.
The Gwinnett County Public Library has 15 branches throughout the county and is the recipient of the 2000 Library Journal/Gale Group Library of the Year and the John Cotton Dana Award, which is the most prestigious of all library awards in the field of public relations and marketing. The earliest record of library service in the region is that of the Norcross Public Library which was established in the school by the Norcross Woman’s Club in 1907.
Chartered in 1870, the City of Norcross is Gwinnett County’s second oldest. Located within the most diverse county in Georgia, Norcross thrives because a diversity of people, with a strong sense of community, offer creative and intellectual contributions that make this city a place that people are proud to call home—a place to imagine.
Founded in 1914, the Atlanta Writers Club (AWC) is Georgia’s oldest and largest nonprofit writing organization of its kind. The AWC is dedicated to teaching the craft and business of writing to the full range of writers and boasts 900+ members who span the gamut from from beginners to bestselling, multi-book authors. In 2019, readers of The Writer magazine awarded the AWC’s Atlanta Writers Conference as the best writing conference in Georgia, with more votes than any other conference in the U.S.
Bookmiser, a community bookstore, provides REAL new and used books to the north-side of metro Atlanta. Their journey started in 1998 with their dream of creating a bookstore experience that was clean, easy to find, simple, and community-focused. Bookmiser’s REAL inventory is extensive, with over 40,000 high quality books in their East Cobb location, and competitively priced, often cheaper than their online friends. REALLY! They proudly support local schools and book clubs and offer discounted special orders with 1-2 day delivery.
This project is supported by Georgia Humanities, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Economic Development, through funding from the Georgia General Assembly.
BookFest Gwinnett is also sponsored by:
Individual Contributors to BookFest Gwinnett include:
- Martha Boone
- Jan Fisher
- Jim McDowell
- Sweetgrass Integrative Counseling and Therapy