Author Shares Airplane Stories at the AJC Decatur Book Festival 2017
Online PR News – 18-August-2017 – Atlanta, GA – From 1 to 3 September 2017, Norman Currey, author of Airplane Stories and Histories 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.
Norman Currey was born on the North Sea Coast in Scarborough, Yorkshire, in 1926. He had his first experience with aircraft in the Air Training Corps from 1941 to 1943 and after high school he attended the de Havilland Aeronautical Technical School for four years at Havilland. His track record is quite outstanding; he worked as a stress engineer at Avro Aircraft for 10 years and worked Lockheed for 30 years on the C-130, C-5. Currey has published many articles, presented papers at two SAE Systems Conferences, and has published a book on landing gear design (AIAA). Now he brings another exemplary work, Airplane Stories and Histories, a piece that includes the exploits of pioneers such as Sir George Cayley, the Wright brothers, Charles Lindbergh, Wiley Post, Amelia Earheart, R.J. Mitchell, Sir Geoffrey de Havilland, Alland Loughead, Frank Whittle, and Kelly Johnson. This book also includes notable events and an extensive bibliography. This is perfect for those who would like to explore airplanes and their histories at a greater depth.
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 Currey and his piece, Airplane Stories and Histories. 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, Norman Currey’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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