Author Shares His Poems From Pain to Life at the AJC Decatur Book Festival 2017
Online PR News – 21-August-2017 – Atlanta, GA – From 1 to 3 September 2017, Rex Greenawalt , author of the piece Poems from Pain to Life 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.
Rex Greenawalt is a native of Wayland, Michigan. He was drafted into the U.S. Army after high school and sent to Vietnam in 1968. There he was trained as a scout dog handler and was twice wounded in combat. Greenawalt began writing poetry in 2001 at the North Chicago VA Medical Center, where he was being treated for post-traumatic stress disorder. Poems from Pain to Life is one of his pieces, it is a collection of poetry that denotes his life experiences. This covers poems that talk about stories of combat, family, memorial, and companionship with Hubert, a scout dog who helped save his life during the Vietnam War. This a must-read for the individuals who are going through life struggles, just like Greenawalt who journeyed from an aching history of war to a passionate artist that he is now, everyone will get to the place where they are destined to be, but first they have to face all the challenges that life can give.
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 Greenawalt and his piece, Poems from Pain to Life . 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, Rex Greenawalt'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."