The festival starts Friday, July 11 and continues through Sunday, July 13.
"In keeping with Turner Cassity’s literary legacy, [the event] provides aspiring writers of all levels an opportunity to develop their writing skills and prepare their works for publication under the guidance of expert and experienced authors," according to organizers.
This year, guest authors are:
- Dr. Stan Galloway, poet
- Janice Hardy, author of The Healing Wars
- Hank Kimmel, president of Working Title Playwrights in Atlanta
- Bryan Powell, novelist and public speaker
- Ruth Watson, historical novelist and children's author
The full festival includes the Friday reception, Saturday workshops and lunch, a Saturday evening performance by members of C.A.S.T. of Mim Granahan’s “The Tale of the Gaoler and The Witch,” and Sunday discussion and readings. The cost is $40 per person (or $35 for members of the Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County).
For Saturday only, the fee is $25 per person ($20 for CAC members) including lunch.
More opportunities to participate are detailed on CAC's website -- including one-on-one coaching and other events.
The Sunday afternoon closing speech, readings, and book signings are free and open to the general public.
For more information or to register call (770) 949-2787 or visit www.artsdouglas.org.