Author Brings 'Colored Boy' at the AJC Decatur Book Festival 2017
Online PR News – 18-August-2017 – Atlanta, GA – From 1 to 3 September 2017, Olin Gaines, author of the memoir Colored Boy 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.
Olin Gaines is a real estate investor who is always on the lookout for a good deal and enjoys remodeling, especially the landscape of his own beautiful home in Florida. During his free time, he travels and writes. Now he presents Colored Boy, a book that describes the unforgiving realities of life for Black Americans after the era of slavery. The story highlights his home in Hartford, Connecticut, covering the simple pleasures of life in the projects as well as the cruelty and injustice his family suffered throughout the 1900s. He also shares his winning to a lawsuit against the State of Connecticut. Colored Boy is a story of survival from racial injustice. In America today, racism and discrimination are still very much alive, and this book is for all of those who are experiencing the same situation. Gaines says, “Life is what you make of it”.
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 Gaines’s and his piece, Colored Boy. 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, Olin Gaines’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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