Thank You to the 2023 Festival Sponsors 

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More Sponsors on the Way!

Become a Sponsor for DLF

Dear Past and Future Supporters,


The Dahlonega Literary Festival returns Saturday, March 4, 2023, as a live in-person event (after a two-year Covid hiatus). This will be our 18th year.

We are excited to present beloved southern writer Rick Bragg as our Headliner event speaker, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor.  Other Featured Authors, over a dozen from a variety of fiction and non-fiction genres, include Bill Curry, Ann Hite, Brian Panowich, and John Pruitt.

By bringing Featured Authors (and Regional Writers) to Dahlonega for a day of individual presentations, panels, workshops, book signings and special events (such as lunch with authors), readers and authors can interact in an intimate setting and enjoy our charming small town. Attendees are local and folks from surrounding towns and states. Many come every year.

Most events are free. This is only possible with support from our sponsors.  Your help is invaluable and insures that DLF continues to thrive. Thanks in advance and we hope to see you in person on March 4th, 2023.



Donna Gessell, DLF chair

Laura Getty, Regional Writers chair

Sharon Thomason, Featured Authors chair

Sponsorship Levels


               PLATINUM ($1,000 and above) 

Four tickets to a ticketed event;  Sponsorship of a festival special event, with signage at the event and inclusion in DLF promotional materials, if desired.


GOLD ($750 to $999 ) 

Two tickets to a ticketed event;  Sponsorship of a room at the DLF with signage and inclusion in DLF promotional materials, if desired.

SILVER ($500 to $749)

Sponsorship of a single panel, with  signage at the event and inclusion in DLF materials, if desired.

     BRONZE ($250 to $499) 

Name included in DLF promotional materials, if desired.

FRIEND ($100 to $249)

Name include in printed program, if desired.

THANK YOU! We appreciate any and all donations. 

To become a Sponsor : Download the 2023 Sponsorship Form, print and complete the form. Mail form and  check payable to "Dahlonega Literary Festival” to:

Dahlonega Literary Festival

P. O. Box 1401

Dahlonega, GA 30533.

Thank You to Our Generous 2020 Supporters  


University of North Georgia Foundation



Dahlonega Baptist Church

Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Lumpkin

Yellow Daisy Bed & Breakfast



Amy Ray

Chestatee Ford

Dahlonega Funeral Home

The Dahlonega Square Hotel & Villas

FoxTale Book Shoppe

Lumpkin Literacy Coalition

Yellow Daisy Bed & Breakfast



Kaya Vineyard & Winery

KC Fuller and Associates, LLC, Certified Public Accountants

The Law Office of Andrea Conarro

Paul Thomas Chocolates



Accent Cellars, Dahlonega

Chick-fil-A, Dahlonega

Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber & Visitors Bureau

Dahlonega Downtown Development Authority

The Fudge Factory

Kroger Marketplace, Dawsonville

Publix Super Market at Dawson Crossroads


Individual Donors

Shirley Adams & Travis Short

Donna Gessell & John Segars

Anne Green

In Memory of Mary Granger

Chuck & Sue Neil

Kendra & Brent Sanderson

Ken & Becky Smoke

Judy Sousa

Sharon Thomason

Juanita Tipton


Community Partners

Lumpkin Literacy

Dahlonega Science Festival

Friends of Lumpkin County Library