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Southern Litfest: Sean Dietrich

Date: June 08, 2024
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Please join the Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation and the Newnan Cultural Arts Commission as we welcome Sean Dietrich to Southern Litfest 2024 for our major fundraising event of the year! This event will raise funds to support and promote the Carnegie Library and the City of Newnan Cultural Arts Commission through programs, speakers, authors and special events benefitting the local community.
This event will be held at the historic Charles Wadsworth Auditorium at 25 Jefferson St. Tickets are $35 per person plus service fees and tax and non-refundable. Doors will open at 6:00 pm. Book signing to follow. Book will be available for purchase at the venue.
Sean Dietrich is a columnist, novelist, and stand-up storyteller known for his commentary on life in the American South. His work has appeared in Newsweek, Southern Living, Reader's Digest, Garden and Gun, The Tallahassee Democrat, the Birmingham News, The Mobile Press Register, and his column appears in newspapers throughout the U.S. He has authored fifteen books, he is the creator of the Sean of the South Podcast, and makes appearances on the Grand Ole Opry. His latest book Kinfolk is set in 1970s Southern Alabama and brings people and places to life in this lyrical song-turned-story about found family, second chances, country music, and the poignant power of love and forgiveness.
The Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation Southern LitFest returns to Newnan! Literature, nature and art intersect as we “unplug” and discover the joys and challenges of living off the grid. Joining us will be legendary original Riverkeeper Sally Bethea, Ansel Adams award winning outdoor photographer CC Lockwood, LPBS star Gwen Roland of Atchafalaya Houseboat fame, Newnan Theatre Company’s classic animal romp, Aesop’s Fables…. and back by popular demand syndicated columnist and humorist Sean Dietrich! Southern Litfest kicks off Friday evening alfresco on the Square with a Hometown Novel Writers Association lineup of regional authors for every age– so grab a friend, mix and mingle and find that great summer read!
The Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation (NCLF) is a 501(c)(3) organization that focuses on supporting and promoting the Carnegie Library through programs, speakers, authors and financial backing of events benefiting the local community.
The Newnan Cultural Arts Commission (NCAC) is a standing committee for the City of Newnan, commissioned by the City Council in August 2005. This committee responds to the direction of the Mayor of Newnan and the City Council, to plan and coordinate cultural events that occur in the local community.
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Southern Litfest: Sean Dietrich
June 08, 2024 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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