Southern LitFest '20 Barbeque Under the Stars & Literary Tour Newnan, Ga

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Newnan Carnegie Library

1 Lagrange Street

Newnan, GA 30263

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An al fresco BBQ dinner in downtown Newnan followed by a guided literary stroll.

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Pack your book bag, lace up your Converse and follow all roads leading to Georgia’s literary pathway and on to it’s trailhead: Historic Downtown Newnan, Georgia. On the weekend of June 5 - 7 of 2020, Newnan, the homebase of writers, poets and songsters such as Erskine Caldwell, Lewis Grizzard and Alan Jackson invites bookworms from all around to visit their fair town to “Git Lit!” Help celebrate all things southern and literary during Southern Litfest 2020. Join New York Times bestselling authors and columnists as they discuss what they love most about the south and later sample craft bourbons from the porches and homes of antebellum estates. Soak in the alluring ambiance of a 175 year old neighborhood as you taste the event’s signature cocktail, the Boll Weevil. Visit Saturday morning Market Day for homemade crafts and food, then catch the session “Lewis Grizzard: In His Own Words” performed in the Historic Courthouse. Later hear author Robert Hicks discuss his Civil War era books such as “Widow of the South” at the University of West Georgia. Lose yourself in the southern banter of the Brer Rabbit tales. Get to know a half dozen hometown authors. All of this and MORE!

Magnolias. Green lawns. Bourbon. Rocking chairs. Moonpies. Witty banter. Storytelling. Bluegrass. Soul. Fireflies. Singing. Historic homes. Seersucker. Poetry. Mason jars. BBQ. Iced tea. Mint. Fine art. Dancing. Moonlight. Banana pudding. Coca-Cola. Hospitality. And first-rate authors. It all comes together for one magical southern moment the first weekend of June 2020 in Historic Downtown Newnan, Ga. See ya’ll there!

After Dinner LitBit Stroll (wear comfortable walking shoes!)

-Wesley Street Author Encounter

-Southern Fried Books Visit

-Boyd Art Gallery Southern Gothic experience reading and painting demo

-Southern fashion show

-15 Perry St Reading and Art Exhibit

-Church garden angel dance

-Vinylyte Southern singer-songwriting sampler

-Carnegie Alley walk thru experience with special guest

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Newnan Carnegie Library

1 Lagrange Street

Newnan, GA 30263

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