The Decatur Book Festival opened Friday, Sept. 1, at Emory's Schwartz Center for Performing Arts with a panel of renowned reporters and editors discussing "Journalism in Our Current Environment."
Participants included National Public Radio host Brooke Gladstone; Carolyn Ryan, an editor with the New York Times; and Wesley Lowery, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter from the Washington Post. Kevin Riley, editor of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, served as moderator.
The Decatur Book Festival continued Saturday, Sept. 2, and Sunday, Sept. 3, throughout downtown Decatur. Emory's tent drew a steady stream of visitors to enjoy book-signings with Emory authors, color a fan promoting Woodruff Library's upcoming exhibit on the Beat Generation, and learn about other literary and cultural events on campus.