Gail Godwin’s Keynote Speech written for the 2018 Carolina Mountains Literary Festival theme – Surface and Rise

Gail Godwin delivering the keynote address at the 2018 Carolina Mountains LitFest
The Desperate Place [De-esperare; de=reverse the action of—hope] I can’t see a way out of this. Things will not necessarily get better. This is my life, but I may not get to do what I want in it. This is the language that speaks to you in the desperate place. A place from which you lack the means or power to escape. A place in which you realize that someone you love does not, and will not ever, love you back. A place in which you acknowledge your steep falling off in health, or...
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Did the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival leave you wanting more?

Join Press 53 authors on Saturday, October 21 for an afternoon of literature at the Little Switzerland Books & Beans.  Press 53 of Winston-Salem will be presenting three authors who will talk about and read from their books.  They will also be available for book signings - books will be available for purchase at Books & Beans. Kevin Morgan Watson, Publisher of Press 53, will wrap up the afternoon with a talk at 4:00 on the works of Appalachian Legend, John Ehle. Press 53 and their aut...
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