The Dahlonega Literary Festival will open its 18th Annual Event on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at the Dahlonega Baptist Church with a new participant this year. The Byron Herbert Reece Society has a reserved Table in Room number 30 in the Downstairs Section at the back of the Dahlonega Baptist Church. Byron Herbert Reece is recognized in the category of Regional Writer in a Special Events Section. Our program being presented is entitled “WHEN I’M BEYOND THE REACH OF SONG – GEORGIA’S MOUNTAIN POET LAUREATE BYRON HERBERT REECE”. You may join us in Room No. 30 at 10:00 A.M until 10:50 A.M. We will return to that same room in the afternoon and have novels and collections of poetry written by Reece available for sale.
The program will be led by Moderator and Reece Society Board Member, Ken Akins. Distinguished Speakers will include Dr. John Kay, Charter Member of the Byron Herbert Reece Society and Chairman of the Board for over 14 years, Dr. Ruth Looper, Reece Society Board Member and Professor of Literature at Young Harris College, and Mr. Justin Shook, Reece Society Member and Instructor of History and Literature in Northeast Georgia. All are are Reece Scholars and excellent speakers. Several Reece Poems will be recited and discussed briefly. Topics will include Reece’s life and works on his Appalachian Farm, themes of nature, death, love, links to Biblical Scripture, comparisons with other American authors, and the closeness of Reece’s writings to the land, the purpose and mission of the Byron Herbert Reece Society, the relevance of Reece’s works yesterday, today and in the future.
Again the Event is Dahlonega Literary Festival 2023. The entire Festival begins at 9:00 A.M. through 6:00 P.M. The address for Dahlonega Baptist Church is 234 Hawkins Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533. Parking is in back of the church. For full information, search link, www.literaryfestival.org . Click on the “Schedule” tab to find information about lunch tickets, locations, other authors and speakers. I understand that this is a well attended event each year by authors, readers, book seekers and speakers.
Stay tuned for Opening Dates, Events, and more excitement! And as a teaser – check this out!
On behalf of the Byron Herbert Reece Society, “Congratulations to Edward Gadrix on this high honor of placing as a Quarterfinalist in the competition for the 2023 Atlanta Film Festival”. Mr. Gadrix has written and presented to the competition a screen play adapted from the novel THE HAWK AND THE SUN, written by highly acclaimed poet and novelist Byron Herbert Reece.The Reece Society appreciates your tremendous efforts in furthering the Legacy of Byron Herbert Reece. We look forward to updates from you,
THE HAWK AND THE SUN (Copyright 1955) was published by E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc. Reece dedicated his novel to his sister Eva Mae Reece.
Please mark your calendar for Saturday, June 26, 2021. You are invited to attend an informal gathering of the Byron Herbert Reece Society at the Reece Farm.
Since many of us haven’t visited the Reece Farm since before the pandemic, the Society Board felt that a Spring outing would be a wonderful way for the members of the Society to enjoy the company of other members surrounded by the beauty of the Farm that we all love. We have scheduled our gathering event at 3 PM to 5 PM. It will be casual and impromptu. Members will be free to mix, mingle and tour the Farm and exhibits. The Barn Museum and the Pentecost Appalachian Tool Shed will be open for your enjoyment. Friends and relatives are also welcome.
Separate from the Reece Society event, “The Wilderness Pickers” has been scheduled from 1 PM to 3PM in the pavilion prior to our gathering. That part of the afternoon is open to the public . You are also welcome to come, bring lawn chairs and join them in the pavilion. If you have not had a COVID vaccination, it is suggested that a mask be worn.
Society Members, along with Board Members, who are interested in helping plan and/or volunteering to work at the 7th Annual “Maters and Music Festival are invited to participate in a brief meeting around 4PM to discuss the planning of the Festival which is scheduled for August 11th.
Our Annual Membership Meeting is scheduled in September with details to be announced later.
Please RSVP by June 16th for this June 26th BHRS Gathering event by calling 770-561-1922, emailing me at email@example.com or Mailing a response to Jerri Gill, 5266 Byers Road, Gainesville, Georgia 30504. Thank you!
The 6th Annual “Maters and Music Festival” sponsored by The Byron Herbert Reece Society at The Reece Farm is featuring 7 different types of performances throughout the day beginning at 10AM and lasting until 4Pm on Saturday, August 10th. Check out the complete list of singers on other posts on this FB Page. There is a lot of variety and a lot of talent, making for a fabulous day of fun, fellowship with neighbors, good food, and entertainment. Some people like Gospel Music; Some like Country; Some like Western; Some like Bluegrass; and some like all of the above. A special treat is by James Spiva who has set some of Byron Herbert Reece’s ballads to music. Beautiful and touching ballads! I hope you come out and enjoy this special day at the Reece Farm. Don’t forget to speak to the Farm Animals, walk by the Creek and admire the Sculptures and the Barn. If there’s not enough time in the day, come again. The Farm and exhibits are open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. FREE.