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With Phillip Rafshoon and Nick Purdy

Program Director of the AJC Decatur Book Festival, Phillip Rafshoon, and founder of Wild Heaven Craft Beers, Nick Purdy, joined us in the studio today to talk all things books and beer.

The AJC Decatur Book Festival is the largest independent book festival in the country. Held annually over Labor Day weekend, the book festival features hundreds of authors in author talks, panel discussions, book signings, cooking demonstrations, poetry readings, parades, and more. All of our events are free and open to the public. Phillip is an award winning business leader with over 18 years community experience in sales, event planning, promotions, publicity, and advocacy.
Wild Heaven is a Georgia-based company created by lifelong Georgians – founder Nick Purdy and brewmaster Eric Johnson – that aims to be one of America’s great breweries as well as helping raise the profile of beer in the South. Wild Heaven beers are designed in the great tradition of European brewing but with a distinctly American creative flair. Nick spent 15 years as the Founding Publisher of award-winning pop culture media company Paste, called “America’s finest music magazine” by the Wall Street Journal and a four-time National Magazine Award nominee. Nick’s background is in marketing and media, including stints in advertising and also in consulting with Deloitte & Touche.
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