The Georgia Literary Festival, one of the premier book events in Georgia, is coming to the Golden Isles for the first time, hosted by the College of Coastal Georgia, the Golden Isles Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Jekyll Island Authority.

Sponsored by the Georgia Center for the Book and the Georgia Humanities Council, the Festival has celebrated exceptional writing in a different part of the state since 1999. The 2012 Georgia Literary Festival at the Golden Isles will be held November 9-11. A full day of free programs will be held on November 10 at the new Jekyll Island Convention Center. Additional Festival activities will be held at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel, the historic Ritz Theatre in Brunswick, in schools, and in private homes. Profit generated by the Festival activities will stay in this community, benefiting Baby Steps, a local childhood literacy program.

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List of Featured Authors and Books
Hugh Acheson A New Turn in the South Culinary
Mary Kay Andrews Spring Fever; Summer Rental Fiction
Tina McElroy Ansa Taking After Mudear Fiction
Doraine Bennet Sing, Dance, Shout; James Oglethorpe; Tomochichi; Mary Musgrove Children’s Literature
Steve Berry The Columbus Affair Fiction
Daniel Black Twelve Gates to the City Fiction
Stacy Cordery Juliette Gordon Low: The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts History
Janice Daugharty Going to Jackson; Heir to the Everlasting; The Little Known The Georgia Review
Natalie Dupree & Cynthia Graubart Southern Biscuits, Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking Culinary
Damon Fowler Classical Southern Cooking; The Savannah Cookbook Culinary
Alice Friman Vinculum The Georgia Review
Jane Garvey Wine columnist Culinary
Gail Karwoski The Tree That Owns Itself Children’s Literature
Daisy King Meet Me on Jekyll Island Culinary
June Hall McCash The Jekyll Island Club Hotel, Plum Orchard, Almost to Eden History
Brenden Martin The Jekyll Island Club Hotel  
Jack McDevitt The Cassandra Project; Firebird; Going Interstellar Fiction
Judson Mitcham A Little Salvation: Poems Old and New; The Sweet Everlasting; Sabbath Creek The Georgia Review
Pamela Bauer Mueller Splendid Isolation Fiction
Crystal Ball O’Connor Jake and the Migration of the Monarch; Katherine’s Quilt Made for Dreaming; Sing with Me Brennan Children’s Literature
Joe Randall A Taste of Heritage: The New African American Cuisine Culinary
William Rawlings, Jr. The Mile High Club Fiction
Janisse Ray The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food Nature
Michele Ross Literary critic Fiction
Lola Schaefer One Special Day Children’s Literature
Danny Schnitzlein The Monster Who Ate My Peas; The Monster Who Did My Math Children’s Literature
Charles Seabrook Cumberland Island: Strong Women, Wild Horses; The World of the Salt Marsh (Access Atlanta Review | UGA Press Review | Florida Times Union Review) Nature
Jeffrey Small The Breath of God Fiction
Natasha Trethewey Thrall The Georgia Review
Jesse Tullos The Red Terrors History
Anita Zaleski Weinraub Georgia Quilts: Piecing Together a History; Trip Around the World: A Country Quilt Block Travelogue History
Jane Wood Trouble on the St. John’s River Nature