Yet another major personnel change for the Decatur Book Festival.
Diane Capriola, co-owner of the Little Shop of Stories on the Decatur Square, has been was named the manager of Children and Teen Programming. This is a new position for the book festival.
Less than a month ago, Philip Rafshoon, former owner of Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse in Midtown Atlanta, was named the festival programming director. He replaced Terra Elan McVoy.
Book Festival Executive Director Daren Wang said,
“In some ways, it seems odd to announce that Diane Capriola has come on to handle children and teen programming for the festival. Diane has always been so involved that it's hard to believe we've just now found a way to formalize her work on the festival. As one of the smartest booksellers to children in the country, we are lucky to have her in our community and on our team. A stroll on the Decatur Square isn't complete without popping into Little Shop to find out what she has cooking there.”
Capriola serves on the American Booksellers Association advisory board, as well as the advisory board of the ABA’s ABC Children's Group.
The Decatur Book Festival is held over Labor Day weekend and draws writers, artists, musicians and illustrators from across the nation. The seventh annual festival drew 75,000-80,000 people last year.