About Us

The Dahlonega Literary Festival is an annual celebration of readers, writers, and books. For 18 years, the festival has been celebrated in the heart of Dahlonega, Georgia and organized by an all-volunteer staff who enjoy bringing readers, authors, and the written word together to celebrate a common love of books and literature.

Our Featured Authors are nationally-known and represent a variety of genres. Additionally, Regional Writers (from local to other areas of the Southeast and beyond) are on hand to interact with attendees and sell their books.


As our Events and Programs become available they will be posted on our Festival Events page and our Facebook page.

As an outreach of Lumpkin Literacy, The Dahlonega Literary Festival is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, financially supported by donations and grants from individuals, businesses, and other organizations. If you would like to make a donation, please click on a “Donate” button anywhere on our website.

If you would like to learn more about Lumpkin Literacy and the lifelong literacy programs that they support such as the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and free GED classes and testing, please visit LumpkinLiteracy.com .