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2022 Decatur Book Festival Keynote features former presidential photographer Pete Souza!

The Decatur Book Festival is thrilled to announce our 2022 Keynote Speaker, Pete Souza.

Pete Souza was the Chief Official White House Photographer for the entire tenure of the presidency ofBarack Obama. He is the author of several books, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Obama: An Intimate Portrait and Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents. At the keynote event he will discuss The West Wing and Beyond: What I Saw Inside the Presidency. Souza was also an official White House photographer during the Reagan administration, a freelance photographer for Life and National Geographic, and the Washington-based national photographer for the Chicago Tribune. A documentary about his work in the White House, The Way I See It, was nominated for an Emmy, and its premiere was the highest-rated non-news, non-live program in MSNBC history. 

This is a ticketed event. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Seating is limited. Tickets will be open for reservation starting Aug. 29th at 12pm

To ensure a capacity crowd, the venue will be oversold. A free ticket does not guarantee a seat. Please arrive early to secure check in and your seats before showtime. Unclaimed seats will be released 15 minutes before showtime. Should you bring a guest, it is the ticket-buyers’ responsibility to make guests aware that Covid precautions dictate that a mask is worn at all times and vaccination cards are checked at the welcome table. Guests must be fully vaccinated.

SIGNED books may be pre purchased and picked up in the store or at the Will Call table in the venue lobby,  if the guest has also registered on Eventbrite.

A Cappella Books https://www.acappellabooks.com/.