Free tickets available Monday, Aug. 5, for John Lewis' keynote address for Decatur Book Festival

Published 08-01-2013

We're gearing up once again to participate in the annual AJC Decatur Book Festival on Labor Day weekend Aug. 31-Sept. 1.

Emory University is a sponsor, and the Emory Libraries and the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) will have tables in the huge Emory booth on East Ponce de Leon at Clairemont Avenue, right in front of the Old Courthouse. Stop by and say hello, pick up information on our happenings, and get a schedule of Emory authors and when and where you can hear them speak at the festival.

Emory University is proud to host the festival's keynote event for the second year in a row - Congressman John Lewis will speak at the Schwartz Center on the Emory campus at 8 pm Friday, Aug. 30, the day before the festival opens to the public. Lewis is the co-author of a new graphic novel, "March: Book One," about his experiences during the civil rights movement, the 1963 March on Washington, and the 1965 Selma-Montgomery march.

There is no charge to attend but tickets are required and must be reserved in advance. Tickets (limit 2 per person) will be available starting Monday, Aug. 5 at 10 am by phone (404-727-5050), online at the link below, or in person at the Schwartz Center box office. There is a $4 processing fee for phone and online orders.

A limited number of free tickets are also available starting Aug. 5 at the following bookstores: A Capella Books, Charis Books & More, Eagle Eye Book Shop and Little Shop of Stories.