Keynote and Kidnote tickets now available for Decatur Book Festival

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart August 10, 2017

Zendaya Richards flips through the pictures of “The Adventures of Amelia, the Crazy Jumping Hedgehog” during the Decatur Book Festival. File
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

The 12th annual Decatur Book Festival is coming up on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-3, and tickets for the Keynote and Kidnote are up for grabs as of Aug. 8 at 12 p.m.

This year’s keynote will be “headlined by a panel of renowned journalists including National Public Radio host Brooke Gladstone along with Carolyn Ryan, an editor with the New York Times, and Wesley Lowery, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter from The Washington Post.”

Attendees will sit in on a discussion looking into how journalism fits into the current political realm. The Keynote is on Sept. 1 at 8 p.m. in Emory’s Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, located at 1700 N. Decatur Road.

The Kidnote speaker for 2017 is actor and children’s author and “Happy Days” star Henry Winkler. The Kidnote will begin at 5 p.m. on Sept. 1 and will be hosted in Decatur High School’s Performing Arts Center, located at 310 N. McDonough Street.

Keynote tickets are free of charge and available at two per person. As for the Kidnote tickets, they are free and available at four per person.

Keynote and Kidnote tickets will be given out at A Cappella Books, Charis Books & More, Eagle Eye Books, Tall Tale Books, and Little Shop of Stories.

Keynote tickets will also be available through the Arts at Emory Box Office, open from 12 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and located on 1700 N. Decatur Road, Suite 251. You may also secure keynote tickets by calling (404)727-5050 or visiting, and paying a $4 processing fee.

Make sure to act fast as there are a limited number of tickets to both events.

Looking for more information about the festival? Checkout the website at or find the event on Facebook and Twitter.

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