Carolina Mountains Literary Festival

Thursday Night Concert:  Songcatching: An Evening of Sharing Music- Old and New with Bruce Greene and Shelby Stephenson

Friday Banquet Keynote: Ronni Lundy, author of Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, winner of the 2017 James Beard Award, Best American Cookbook as well as Book of The Year.

Saturday Night Keynote: James Reston, Jr.

Let the festival begin!

We’re still fitting the pieces together, so bear with us – we’ll have a complete schedule on the website in the next few weeks.

Meanwhile – here’s the skeletal schedule:

THURSDAY, September 7th – FREE – An Evening of Sharing Music Old and New – with BRUCE GREENE and SHELBY STEPHENSON

FRIDAY, September 8th – two workshops (advance payment required – more on that later), and FREE sessions with your favorite authors from 9am to 5pm.  Banquet speaker Ronni Lundy, author of Victuals: An Appalachian Journey – watch this space for ticket information.  (This always sells out – tickets will go on sale this summer…stay tuned.)

SATURDAY, September 9th – three more workshops, and FREE sessions with your favorite authors from 9am to 5pm.  KEYNOTE James Reston, Jr.  (This also always sells out – tickets will go on sale this summer.)

Below are some of the authors who will be attending this year’s Festival in September. Use this opportunity to find their books and become acquainted with the authors. Watch this page for updates as more authors join the Festival. Author biographies available here.

FICTION
Brock Adams
Lucy Corin
Marjorie Hudson
Ann Ross
Crystal Wilkinson

MEMOIR
J Drew Lanham
Cat Pleska
Mimi Ormond
Hannah Palmer

POETRY
Anne Maren-Hogan
Jeanne Julian
Ray McManus
Grace Ocasio
Adrian Rice
Shelby Stephenson

NON-FICTION
Mark Essig
Jeremy Jones
John Lane
Bridgette Lacy
Susi Gott Seguret

YOUNG ADULT
Jaye Robin Brown
Graphic Novelist Panel

CONCERT by Bruce Greene on Saturday afternoon