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Congressman John Lewis is this year's keynote speaker at the Decatur Book Festival.

Joeff Davis

Congressman John Lewis is this year's keynote speaker at the Decatur Book Festival.

Decatur Book Festival 

When: Aug. 30-Sept. 3 2013
Price: Free
www.decaturbookfestival.com
The largest independent book festival in the country. Mingle with 300 world-class authors at book signings, readings, and soirees. Congressman and Civil Rights icon John Lewis will deliver the keynote, Fri., Aug. 30, 8 p.m., Schwartz Center for Performing Arts at Emory. A cool new event for this yeat is art|DBF, a program celebrating culture and the arts, presents an “After Dark” street party with pop-up performances by Staibdance, the Atlanta Opera, Wabi Sabi, 7 Stages, and Serenbe Playhouse, plus a video installation presented by FLUX Projects (Sat., Aug. 31, 7-9 p.m. Decatur Plaza, E. Ponce de Leon Avenue and Church Street). iPhone users can download the Decatur Book Festival mobile app for quick access to author reading times, events, and maps.

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