Author/Artist Joins the AJC Decatur Book Festival 2017

Author/Artist Joins the AJC Decatur Book Festival 2017

Online PR News – 15-August-2017 – Atlanta, GA – From 1 to 3 September 2017, Chris Dewey, author of the poetry book Being in the Way will be joining this year's AJC Decatur Book Festival, a community-based, non-profit event and largest independent festival in the country. Being renowned as one of the five largest festivals in the country, DBF continues to gather world-class authors as well as hundreds of thousands of festival-goers to enjoy book signings, author readings, panel discussions, an ineractive children's area, live music, parade, cooking demonstrations, poetry slams, writing workshops, and others. These activities will be happening in and around the historic downtown Decatur square.

"We always knew Atlanta had a thriving writing and book community, but it needed a centerpiece to bring all the parts together," Tom Bell points out as he recalls the history of DBF. It was when Daren Wang hatched a hare-brained idea to establish a festival celebrating the spoken/written word, that brought the other dreamers and believers together. Tom Bell founding program director, Linda Harris, Richard Lenz, Alice Murray, Bill Starr and Judy Turner then began brewing the magic.

The DBF got rave reviews shortly after 18 months of hardwork and dedication in volunteering full-time, until its commencement over Labor Day weekend back in 2006, which was attended by over 100 authors and 50, 000 people. The success of the event was contributed by the combination of supportive local businesses and restaurants, eager and able volunteers, and the ability to walk easily from venue to venue.

Chris Dewey, a retired university professor, a life coach and a enterpreneur, finds serenity in writing poems. Thus he compiled his pieces Being in the Way to express his own perspective about life through poetry. Being a poet and artist, he finds a release from his inner self through writing and photography, and now he wants to convey his belief: that people find resonance in life with ideas, rather than the form of a thing this book is not just a book of poems but rather a book of ideas and that the contents may not be easy to understand. He wants to let every individual know that ideas come from asking elegant questions in search for truth. This book will take the readers into a journey of finding the answers to their questions about life, it will give them the drive to evolve, to learn and to grow, and finally find the essence of their existence. "Breathe with these words, ask some questions, look for ideas, and search for your own truth", these are Dewey's words for his readers.

BookBlastPro will represent the author at the AJC Decatur Book Festival. The festival-goers and other authors will have the opportunity of getting first-hand information about Chris Dewey and his piece, Being in the Way. They will also get bookmarks and an opportunity of photo documentation which will be released after the event. The book selling will be announced at the event.

AJC Decatur Book Festival Bookzilla, Chris Dewey's book and the rest of the fun activities will make this event a literary powerhouse that will delight the attendees and will make this annual event a huge success, as what Tom Bell expressed: "That's what the festival does best."

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Contact Information
Chris Dewey
25220 Hancock Ave #300
Murrieta CA


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