To Volunteer

To volunteer send an email to

Specify how you can pitch in to make this wonderful event happen each year.

NOTE:  You can NOT be trained the days of the event!  We will be too busy!  You MUST attend one of the volunteer orientations typically held a week or so before the festival.

Here are ways you can help:

Be A GREETER at the Town Center:
Needed Skills:
Friendly attitude
Become familiar with the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival’s events and venue locations.

Attend the volunteer orientation.
Hand out programs.
Answer questions about venue locations, programs, book signings, etc.  Register people for the workshops or banquet.
Accept evaluations.
Have people sign-in. (For grant purposes to collect numbers and data on where people come from.)


Personally meeting the author of your chosen/assigned event.
Gratitude from the authors, the community, and the attendees.
Needed Skills:
Friendly attitude
Good speaking and reading voice
Read about the person you are introducing. Go to the author page at
Become familiar with the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival’s events.
Attend one of the volunteer orientations.
Wear volunteer nametag — it will be provided.
Check in at the Town Center Welcoming Table 30 minutes prior to your event to:
…check for schedule changes
…pick up evaluation forms
Be at your assigned session location 15 minutes prior to the scheduled event.
Check out the location of the bathrooms at your event and ask if author needs anything, e.g., water
Start on time – ask audience to be seated, and to turn off cell phones.
Introduce author – bio will be provided ahead of time
Count the number of people in audience and record on evaluation form.
Thank author for speaking and the audience for attending.
Fill out session evaluation based on your impression of the session’s success and audience’s response – Hand in at the Town Center registration desk