Tens of thousands of book lovers are expected to visit Decatur during Labor Day weekend for the 2019 AJC Decatur Book Festival

Emory authors shine at the Decatur Book Festival

David Gowler, Oxford's Pierce Chair of Religion, will be one of more than 20 Emory faculty participating in sessions at the 2019 AJC Decatur Book Festival, presented by Emory University.
David Gowler

Tens of thousands of book lovers are expected to visit Decatur during Labor Day weekend, Aug. 30 through Sept. 1, for the 2019 AJC Decatur Book Festival, presented by Emory University.

Once here, they’ll find a schedule full of public readings, panel discussions, book signings and other literary activities for all ages.

The weekend will include more than 20 Emory faculty participating in sessions. Emory faculty and alumni authors will also visit the Emory University tent during the festival to sign books and greet fans.

Gowler will present "Reflecting on Howard Thurman and St. Francis" on Aug. 31 from 10:00-10:45 a.m. in Carreker Hall of First Baptist Church Decatur. He and co-editor Kipton Jensen will discuss their book “Howard Thurman: Sermons on the Parables,” a collection of 15 of Thurman’s unpublished sermons on the parables of Jesus.

Read more about the book festival.

Read more about the book festival.