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Candice Dyer

Daren Wang to step down as AJC Decatur Book Festival executive director; book review: “The Hidden Light of Northern Fires”

It was announced over the weekend that Daren Wang, the Co-Founder of the AJC Decatur Book Festival, will step down as Executive Director at the end of 2017 to focus on other projects. His debut novel, The Hidden Light of Norther Fires, reviewed below by Candice Dyer, will launch during the 12th annual festival, September 1-3.  ...

Preview: A conversation with Kate Sweeney about her parenthood-centric series, Tantrum!

For four years, from 2010 to 2014, Kate Sweeney, a writer and host for WABE, ran a popular reading series out of Kavarna called “True Story.” The bi-monthly reading entertained rapt listeners and helped catalyze a renaissance of Atlanta’s literary scene. But then motherhood happened and Sweeney decided to take time off to have a baby. She was pleased to discover, even when exhausted and sleep-deprived, that maternity inspired her imagination....