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Dr. Elyse Wheeler Joins to Unveil Exciting Details of Carrollton Bookfest and Writer's Conference

GEORGIA RADIO - This Thursday, February 1st at 12 pm (noon), Dr. Elyse Wheeler, a prominent member of the Carrollton Writer's Guild, will take to the airwaves on for an exclusive conversation with host Matt Jolley. The focus of the discussion will be the highly anticipated Carrollton Bookfest and Writer's Conference, set to captivate literary enthusiasts on April 5th and 6th, 2024. The Carrollton Bookfest promises to be an enriching experience for writers and book lovers alike. Listeners can expect insights into the event's highlights, including a Master Class by celebrated Southern Author, Bren McClain. McClain's expertise is sure to provide aspiring writers with a unique opportunity to refine their skills and gain valuable insights into the craft.

A major draw for attendees will be the keynote address by Pulitzer Prize recipient and Best Selling author Rick Bragg. Bragg's presence is expected to elevate the event, offering attendees a chance to learn from one of the most accomplished figures in the literary world. The event's official website,, serves as a comprehensive resource for those seeking more information about the conference. Notably, the Bookfest will extend its Writers Conference to two days, providing even more opportunities for participants to engage with the literary community.

Friday's schedule includes workshops and a Master Class by Bren McClain. In the evening, the Carrollton Writers Guild will collaborate with the Carroll County Community Theater for a performance showcasing local literary talent. The excitement continues on Saturday morning with a featured author interview, this year featuring the renowned Rick Bragg.

The theme of mystery and crime will be explored in presentations by best-selling authors Hank Phillippi Ryan and Deborah Goodrich Royce. The lineup also includes Robert Gwaltney, winner of the Georgia Author of the Year for best first novel, and Kim Conrey, named Georgia Author of the Year for Romance. The Carrollton Bookfest and Writer's Conference will host an array of national and local accomplished authors, providing attendees with a unique opportunity to learn, network, and celebrate the world of literature. Whether you're passionate about fiction, poetry, memoirs, or non-fiction, this event promises to be a valuable resource for writers at all stages of their journey. Fans of books are also warmly invited to immerse themselves in the literary atmosphere of this dynamic two-day event.



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