The best of the fest
With more than 300 authors appearing on 18 stages, 17 topic tracks ranging from arts to sports, two children’s parades and a stronger performing arts presence, the 2013 AJC Decatur Book Festival will bring a mind-boggling number of choices to the Decatur Square over Labor Day weekend.
On the bright side, there is something to engage just about anyone at this literary horn of plenty. More likely, the 85,000 people expected will find many somethings to enjoy. But the downside is, like perusing the aisles of a big-box store, the numerous DBF options can, if allowed, cause a brain cramp.
Don’t stress, we are here to help. With assistance from new DBF program director Philip Rafshoon, the AJC has winnowed the countless choices down to a workable 10.