Book Festival Family Fun

With much anticipation, the Decatur Book Festival returned to one of it’s most thriving cities 15 minutes outside of Atlanta, Georgia – the City of Decatur. 

Annually, the Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC), Emory University and the City of Decatur collaborate to bring this amazing book festival to life. Men, women and children travel near and far to enjoy street food, children’s activities, live music, and meet some of the most astute authors in the region. For more detailed information sbout the book festival then visit the official website at

At this event, I had the pleasure of listening to interviews of 2 amazing book authors – Stacey Abrams and Bill Curry. 

Stacey Abrams

Stacey, an American politician, lawyer and author served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 2007 to 2017, and served as minority leader from 2011 to 2017 (Wikepedia 2019). Her intelligence, compassion and self motivation exudes in drive to represent the disenfranchised. It was truly an honor to have her sign my copy of her latest book – Lead from the outside – How to build your future and make real change.

For more information about Stacey’s book then click on the link below

Bill Curry

Bill, a retired American football coach and former player, spends his time giving inspirational and motivational speaches about the positive impact and life lessons learned while playing the game of football. All of which are highlighted in his latest book, “Ten Men You Meet in the Huddle – Lessons Learned from a Football Life.

For more information about Bill and his latest book then visit his website at

Both my son and I found books that piqued our interests. This event was not only a fun festival of events, but an educational experience focusing on compassion, collaboration and community.

The next time a book fair is in your town, take the kids and enjoy what it has to offer. You will be pleasantly surprised.

I’d like to hear about your experience. Be sure to comment below.

– A Lavender Place

Published by alavenderplace

A Lavender Place is a proud single parent of an 8 year old boy who is the inspiration for her blog. Her hope is to provide a platform to support single parents on their journey through parenthood. She has an MA in Organizational Management and works full time for a large non profit organization. Here she manages frontline staff that helps over 13,000 adults and families maintain healthy lifestyles. She enjoys reading, collecting books, trying new vegan recipes, working out, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

10 thoughts on “Book Festival Family Fun

  1. I donยดt have kids, thankfully for humanity reallyโ€ฆ…I can barely take care of myself so you add another Little person that I have to take care, you go figure. But interesting hearing about this coach, I did play organized football way back, and they usually come up with great motivational speeches. So thanks for the tip about the man, and glad you had a fun day with your son.

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