Annual Decatur Book Fest features plenty of LGBT fare

The annual AJC Decatur Book Festival attracts thousands of bibliophiles each year to metro Atlanta to partake in a vast vendor market as well as dozens of author events and seminars to listen to and learn from ...

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Local LGBT writers shine Labor Day weekend

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Georgia may be far behind in its recognition of LGBT equality, but the annual AJC Decatur Book Festival continues to strive harder each year to support local and internationally known queer writers and artists. This year’s LGBT track at DBF is the largest ever, and marks a significant milestone in the renowned book festival’s history.

“This year is the queerest year yet at DBF … we have a plethora of LGBT authors both on and off the [LGBT] track,” said Franklin Abbott, chair of the Atlanta Queer Literary Fest.

Abbott said he worked with Philip Rafshoon, former owner of Outwrite Bookstore and now program director for the Decatur Book Fest, as well as with the owners of Charis Books & More to come up with the LGBT track.