Author Shares His Thoughts and Memories at the AJC Decatur Book Festival 2017
Online PR News – 16-August-2017 – Atlanta, GA – From 1 to 3 September 2017, Don Boni, author of Near the Top of the Stairs: Thoughts and Memories of a Life Through Time will be joining this year's AJC Decatur Book Festival, a community-based, non-profit event and largest independent festival in the country. Being renowned as one of the five largest festivals in the country, DBF continues to gather world-class authors as well as hundreds of thousands of festival-goers to enjoy book signings, author readings, panel discussions, an interactive children's area, live music, parade, cooking demonstrations, poetry slams, writing workshops, and others. These activities will be happening in and around the historic downtown Decatur square.
"We always knew Atlanta had a thriving writing and book community, but it needed a centerpiece to bring all the parts together," Tom Bell points out as he recalls the history of DBF. It was when Daren Wang hatched a hare-brained idea to establish a festival celebrating the spoken/written word that brought the other dreamers and believers together. Tom Bell — founding program director, Linda Harris, Richard Lenz, Alice Murray, Bill Starr and Judy Turner then began brewing the magic.
The DBF got rave reviews shortly after 18 months of hard work and dedication in volunteering full-time, until its commencement over Labor Day weekend back in 2006, which was attended by over 100 authors and 50, 000 people. The success of the event was contributed by the combination of supportive local businesses and restaurants, eager and able volunteers, and the ability to walk easily from venue to venue.
Don Boni shares a gripping story about his life through Near the Top of the Stairs: Thoughts and Memories of a Life Through Time. Bondi was born in Los Angeles, California on 25th March 1933. He has explored life being an educator, dancer, choreographer, biology teacher, arts administrator, and mentor of young adults. His book talks about his continuous journey of seeking, which begins as a poem and ends as a biography. It tells specific memories during the times and locations of a young boy looking back at 80 years of a life. The author recalls his experiences about his childhood and parents, uneventful telling of high school, as well as the revelations during his college years that exposes his sexuality and his joy of dance. His shyness gives way to questioning authority that leads to the revelation that his ego often gets in the way of accepting who he has become and what is important in this becoming. Now near the top of the stairs the “young boy” looking up the stairs acknowledges the creativity associated with dance that freed him to explore and develop to become the “young man” of 80 near the top of the stairs. He hopes that anyone who gets to read his piece of work becomes inspired to dance!
BookBlastPro will represent the author at the AJC Decatur Book Festival. The festival-goers and other authors will have the opportunity of getting first-hand information about Boni and his book, Near the Top of the Stairs: Thoughts and Memories of a Life Through Time. They will also get bookmarks and an opportunity of photo documentation which will be released after the event. The book selling will be announced at the event.
AJC Decatur Book Festival — Bookzilla, Don Boni’s book and the rest of the fun activities will make this event a literary powerhouse that will delight the attendees and will make this annual event a huge success, as what Tom Bell expressed: "That's what the festival does best."
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