While most of you all will be heading off to the beach or the mountains this Labor Day Weekend, Lauren and I will be taking a more erudite route. For the next three days we'll be immersing ourselves in an abundance of eruditeness by attending the annual Decatur Book Festival.
As you can see in the images below, we are very, ahem, seriously brushing up on our Dorothy Parker and Colette to prepare for the weekend.
Actually, in all seriousness, the book festival isn't very serious at all. It's more like one big party in downtown Decatur with books, authors, humorous poets and funnel cake! We're looking forward to hearing from former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins, Decatur native and "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me" panelist Roy Blount Jr., graphic artist Skip Williamson, and many, many, many others (over 200 authors are coming to town this weekend). Then there's also the writer's conference, a dance performance of Shirley Jackson's short story The Lottery, a street fair packed with book-related exhibitors, The Wren's Nest Publishing Co. Literary Salon, and did I mention funnel cake?!
It really doesn't get much better than this. So if you're in the Atlanta area this weekend, stop on by!