UWG Hosts Inaugural Bookfest for Local Authors

Monday, September 16, 2013

The University of West Georgia Bookstore is hosting more than 20 local and regional authors for the inaugural “UWG Bookfest” book festival on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. This catered event is free and open to the public.

“The UWG Bookstore wanted to provide a venue to local authors, as well as faculty, staff and alumni with publications, to celebrate their accomplishments,” said Mark Rhodes, manager of the UWG Bookstore. “It is also our desire to raise public awareness about the great artistic and literary community in Carrollton and surrounding areas. We hope this special event will be a highlight for them.”

Guests will enjoy free food, readings from authors, book signings and music provided by WOLF radio. Guests will also receive a 5 percent discount on all UWG Bookstore merchandise excluding books featured during bookfest.

The impressive list of authors represents all genres and includes several who are now living in the Carrollton area, are alumni of UWG or are current UWG professors. With everything from historical romance and the paranormal to children’s literature, poetry, operas and more, the bookfest offers something for everyone. A full list of authors and their biographies are attached.

The UWG Bookstore is located at the corner of West Georgia Drive and University Drive and is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, please visit www.bookstore.westga.edu or call (678) 839-6523.