Accomplished Poet Shares Her Thoughts at the AJC Decatur Book Festival 2017
Online PR News – 21-August-2017 – Atlanta, GA – From 1 to 3 September 2017, Minsiter Riva L. Green , author of the piece The Three R's of Domestic Violence 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.
Minsiter Riva L. Green was born in Denmark, South Carolina and raised in Bridgeton, New Jersey. She is a mother of three and a grandmother of eleven grandchildren. At the age of twenty, she had her calling to the ministry and that was when she started with her ministry works. In 1933, she was called to a pastoral service but felt inadequate due to the murder of her sister; but she accepted the calling and together with her ministry, she dealt with drug dealers, drug users, alcoholics, and prostitutes only to name a few. Green has worked for a domestic violence agency and has become active in this area since the death of her sister. This event of her life, together with her love for poetry paved way to creating The Three R's of Domestic Violence. This is a piece that will aid the ones who are troubled, both juveniles and women. She focuses on living the life Christ called her into, she's not only living the Word but she is living as an example; and this is what she wants every person to do. Her thoughts that are written in poems form will help every individual to understand the reality that is happening at present. This does not only display her being an accomplished poet, it also opens the eyes of those who are troubled, that there is a community that can help them, and that they do not need to stay troubled forever.
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 Green and her piece, The Three R's of Domestic Violence. 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, Minsiter Riva L. Green'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."