The Fifth Annual Augusta Literary Festival was held at the Augusta Richmond County Public Library on March 5, 2016.  The annual festival which focuses on  writing and authorship, featured New York Times best Selling Author CJ Lyons.  Nearly 3,000 people attended the annual event who enjoyed workshops, panel discussions and book signings by regional authors.  Forty authors were in CjLyionsattendance representing nearly every genre in the publishing industry from children’s books, to literary fiction, to Highland Romances.

Workshops were presented all day from 10 am until 4:00 pm on the writing craft.  The children’s puppet room at the library was the perfect spot for a children’s writing workshop taught by Terri Whitmire of  Atlanta  Georgia and her fun series for 8-15 year olds titled Fun Creative Writing.

http://www.funcreativewriting.com/.  It was standing room only as the children gobbled up the writing exercises to work on their great American Novel.peter

A simultaneous creative writing workshop was held for adults in the main Auditorium with creative writer, Peter Selgin of Georgia State University. Burgeoning authors were encouraged to bring the first page of a work in progress to be reviewed.

All of the workshops were free and open to the public.

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The Augusta Literary Festival is also proud to recognize the winner of the 2016 Yerby Award for Fiction, Faye Gibbons.  Ms. Gibbons won the award for her young adult novel, Halley. The award was presented to Ms. Gibbon by Gerald Yerby, nephew of the late novelist Frank Yerby, an Augusta native.

The Augusta Literary Festival is held the first Saturday in March at the Augusta Richmond County Public Library. For more information, please visit the website at http://augustaliteraryfestival.org or contact Cheryl Corbin, coordinator@augustaliteraryfestival.org.

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