Decatur Book Festival: Volunteers needed, MARTA providing Clifton Corridor info

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 1, 2015
Photo: Jonathan Phillips Len Vlahos (right) signs copies of his book during the AJC Decatur Book Festival on Saturday, August 30, 2014. The ninth annual event saw tens of thousands of people come out to the downtown Decatur area to meet with world-class authors, illustrators, editors, publishers, booksellers, and artists for a weekend filled with literature, music, food, art, and fun.

File Photo: Jonathan Phillips
Len Vlahos (right) signs copies of his book during the AJC Decatur Book Festival on Saturday, August 30, 2014. The ninth annual event saw tens of thousands of people come out to the downtown Decatur area to meet with world-class authors, illustrators, editors, publishers, booksellers, and artists for a weekend filled with literature, music, food, art, and fun.

There’s still a need for volunteers to work the Decatur Book Festival this weekend.

The book festival will be held in Decatur Sept. 4 through Sept. 6.

Mary Flad with DBF writes in …

There are numerous ways to help out with this year’s AJC Decatur Book Festival, and we would love for you to be part of the team. Opportunities begin Friday afternoon, and run all day Saturday and Sunday. You can work at one of the many author venues, help with set up or break down, volunteer check in, etc. To get started, click on one of the links below for Decatur’s volunteer program.

Already registered with Volunteer Decatur? Click here to look at open Book Festival shifts.

To sign up with Volunteer Decatur, click here to get started.

Once you are in the system, you will be able to see a list of all available positions.

Don’t see anything quite right? Have questions? Please email us at volunteer.decatur@decaturga.com, or call the Volunteer Decatur office at 678.615.0915. We can help find the right volunteer spot for you.

All volunteers will receive a free festival t-shirt and a coupon for a free book.

MARTA has also announced that the Book Festival will be prime opportunity to learn more about the proposed rail service for the Clifton Corridor. The rail would connect the Lindbergh and Avondale MARTA stations.

“The light rail line will provide service to one of the region’s most congested areas – and biggest job centers – serving Emory University, Emory Hospital, the Centers for Disease Control, Children’s Healthcare, and Veteran’s Administration Hospital,” the project description on the MARTA website says.

MARTA says that on Saturday, Sept. 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., staff will be on hand at the Decatur station to answer questions about the project.

“Throughout the planning process, MARTA will continue to inform and educate the general public and various Clifton Corridor stakeholders by participating in community events and hosting a variety of public forums,” the press release from MARTA says. “For information on the project and a schedule of upcoming activities, visit www.itsmarta.com/Clifton-Corr.aspx.  Or, if you need more detail on a specific topic or to request the MARTA Clifton Corridor information tent at your next community event, please contact MARTA by email at Clifton@itsmarta.com.”

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Dan Whisenhunt is editor and publisher of Decaturish.com. https://www.linkedin.com/in/danwhisenhunt

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