The 2012 Georgia Literary Festival will be held November 9-10 at the new Jekyll Island Convention Center on the state’s beautiful southeastern coast. There will be a full day of free author programs at the beachfront Convention Center Saturday with additional special events Friday and Saturday at the nearby Jekyll Island Club Hotel. The festival is sponsored by the Georgia Center for the Book with funding from the Georgia Humanities Council and local sponsors.
On Saturday November 10, 2012, Mary Greenwood, author of How to Interview Like a Pro, winner of twelve book awards, How to Mediate Like a Pro, winner of twelve book awards and How to Negotiate Like a Pro, second edition, winner of nine book awards will be signing her books at the Marketplace at the Jekyl Island Convention Center.
The 14th annual festival, which celebrates writers and writing in a different part of the state each year, will be hosted by the College of Coastal Georgia, The Golden Isles Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Jekyll Island Authority. Representatives of area organizations including the Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association, the Jekyll Island Club Hotel and the Georgia Sea Turtle Center have planned the event.
The exciting lineup of more than 30 authors includes Pulitzer Prize winning poet Natasha Trethewey, environmentalist and author Janisse Ray, popular author Mary Kay Andrews, bestselling thriller writer Steve Berry, nationally renown chefs Nathalie Dupree, Hugh Acheson and Damon Lee Fowler.