BookFest Gwinnett will be held on June 15, 2019
All activities are free and open to the public!
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Click here to RSVP
Claim your seat and buy copies of your favorite authors’ books early from Bookmiser, the official BookFest Gwinnett bookseller.
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Click here to RSVP
Greetings and welcome messages by the BookFest Gwinnett supporting organizations—the Gwinnett County Public Library and the Atlanta Writers Club—and Norcross Mayor Craig Newton.
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Click here to RSVP
Keynote Talk by Kenny Leon, Tony Award-winning Broadway and television director and Founder and Artistic Director of Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company, in conversation with John Lemley, a mainstay of Atlanta’s media scene for well over two decades.
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Click here to RSVP
Susan Puckett—cookbook author, culinary storyteller & writing coach—will discuss the recipe for a successful cookbook.
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Click here to RSVP
Anju Gattani—fiction author, freelance journalist, fiction writing instructor, and blogger—and Chika Unigwe will be interviewed by award-winning journalist, critic, and MFA professor Anjali Enjeti about work, the female voice, obstacles, and triumphs.
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Click here to RSVP
Award-winning literary and mystery novel author Phillippe Diederich will engage in conversation with author and Atlanta Writers Club VP of Programs and Officer Emerita Valerie Connors about Phillippe’s multicultural background and multicultural work.
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Click here to RSVP
Shae Connor, a Rainbow Award romance author renowned for her diverse casts of characters, will be interviewed by award-winning marketing strategist, entrepreneur, and author Tara Coyt about the LGBTQ voice.
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Click here to RSVP
Soniah Kamal, author of the celebrated Unmarriageable—a retelling of Pride and Prejudice in Pakistan—will discuss her book and her writing process interviewed by Alison Law, professional writer, publicist, marketing and media consultant, and host of the Literary Atlanta podcast.
5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Click here to RSVP
Author of the 2018 Oprah’s Book Club Selection An American Marriage, Tayari Jones will discuss her best-selling novel and her journey as a writer with Dr. Daniel Black.
5:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Click here to RSVP
Closing Remarks by the BookFest Gwinnett supporting organizations and a final chance to purchase books from Bookmiser.