Dear Patron of the Arts,

Would you like to meet famous authors?

The 2020 Dahlonega Literary Festival will be held March 6-7, 2020 and will include panel discussions, presentations, and book signings. All of these events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

The Dahlonega Literary Festival is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Ours is an intimate festival about books and authors. Our mission is to promote interaction between readers and writers in a relaxed, informal environment so those attending have an opportunity to meet and interact with the authors. In addition to attending speaking events and book signings, Pulitzer, Booker, Hugo, and Caldecott level Sponsors have the opportunity to have lunch with their favorite authors at a local restaurant or attend our Saturday social event.

As you can imagine, festival expenses add up quickly, and we need your financial support to make our event a success. Your tax-deductible contribution will help with fees, travel expenses and lodging for the authors, and aids in ensuring most festival events remain free-of-charge. As a patron, you will receive the benefits listed below and on the pdf Patron Response Form. Most importantly, you will have the satisfaction of knowing you have preserved and advanced the literary arts in Dahlonega.

Contributions can be mailed to DLF by clicking the pdf button below and downloading and completing the Patron Response Form.  Mail the completed Patron Response form with your donation check to: The Dahlonega Literary Festival, PO Box 1401, Dahlonega, GA 30533, or you can donate online at any time with PayPal by clicking on any webpage  “Donate” button.

Thank you, in advance, for your support.  We look forward to seeing you in March!


The Dahlonega Literary Festival Steering Committee

The Dahlonega Literary Festival is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, as part of the Lumpkin County Literacy Coalition.

Mail Us Your Patron/Sponsorship Form

Click the PDF button to download and print a form and mail in your donation check.


Now you Can Become a Patron/Sponsor Online!

1.  Just click on the Donate button.

2.  Then click the Email button to send us your Sponsorship information including the Sponsor Level, Organization Name, Phone and Email.

Sponsorship Levels

PULITZER ($1,000) 

Sponsorship of a Festival Special Event, with your organization’s name and logo featured on signage at the event and inclusion in DLF materials

BOOKER ($750) 

Sponsorship of a room all day at the DLF, with your organization’s name and logo featured on signage at the event and inclusion in DLF materials

HUGO ($500)

Sponsorship of a single panel, with your organization’s name and logo featured on signage at the event and inclusion in DLF materials


Your organization’s name and logo on our website and program

EDGAR ($100)

Your organization’s name on our website and program

O’CONNOR (<$100) 

THANK YOU! We appreciate any and all donations. 

To mail in a donation: Download Patron Response Form, print and complete the Form and mail, along with your check (made payable to “The Dahlonega Literary Festival”) to:The Dahlonega Literary Festival, P. O. Box 1401, Dahlonega, GA 30533.

Thank You to Our 2019 Generous Supporters  

Corporate Supporters


Lily Creek Lodge

University of North Georgia Foundation



Chestatee Ford

Amy Ray



Dahlonega Baptist Church

FoxTale Book Shoppe

KC Fuller and Associates, LLC, Certified Public Accountants

The Law Office of Andrea Conarro




Chick-fil-A, Dahlonega

Dahlonega Funeral Home

The Fudge Factory

Georgia Mountain Universalist Unitarian Church

Kroger Marketplace, Dawsonville

Paul Thomas Chocolates

Publix Super Market at Dawson Crossroads

United Community Bank

Yellow Daisy Bed and Breakfast


Individual Donors

Shirley Adams

David Carswell

Shirley R. Christman

Donna Gessell

Anne Green

David and Bobbie Lancaster

Theron Montgomery

Chuck and Sue Neil

Richard and Nancy Negley

Chris Negron

Robert O’Kelley

Judy Sousa

Ken and Becky Smoke

Donna Sullivan

Sharon Thomason

Juanita Tipton

Arienne Wallace and David Rumsch


Community Partners

Lumpkin Literacy

Dahlonega Science Festival

Dahlonega-Lumpkin Chamber & Visitors Bureau

Friends of Lumpkin County Library

© 2019 Dahlonega Literary Festival