2020 Festival is Canceled

     

   The Carolina Mountains Literary Festival takes place in small venues around the Burnsville Town Square so that authors and attendees can join together for conversation.

During this time of Covid 19, we want to ensure the health and safety of our authors, attendees and community.

Therefore, we are cancelling this year’s Festival.

These authors will present in 2021:

 


THURSDAY NIGHT – AN EVENING OF CHEROKEE CULTURE

Stories, dance, music and art – FREE FOR ALL AGES

 

FRIDAY NIGHT BANQUET with JESSICA HANDLER

 

 

SATURDAY NIGHT KEYNOTE with KIM MICHELE RICHARDSON (Pending)

 


WRITING WORKSHOPS

FICTION- Nathan Alling Long
MEMOIR- Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman
NON-FICTION-Stephanie Alexandro Griest
POETRY- Steve Cushman

 


FREE READINGS & DISCUSSIONS

FICTION
Joseph D’Agnese in conversation with Denise Kiernan (Pending)
Jessica Handler
Nathan Alling Long
Dale Neal
Erica Witsell

MEMOIR
Cassandra King Conroy
Dawn Davies
Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman
Lori Leachman
M Randall O’Wain

NON-FICTION
Stephanie Anderson
Stephanie Alexandro Griest
Neal Hutchinson
Orrin & Keith Pilkey (Pending)
Ruth Wyand- North Carolina Humanities Council Road Scholar

POETRY
Lisa Creech Bledsoe
Steve Cushman
David Radavich
Glenis Redmond (Pending)
Karen Sagstetter
Jacinta White

MIDDLE SCHOOL & YOUNG ADULT
Cindy Capriano
Hope Larson

OUTREACH
Gwenda Ledbetter- Avery County Library, Mitchell Senior Center, Yancey County Community Center – Open to the public
Amy Cherix- Elementary School
Todd Calgi Gallicano- Middle School (Pending)
Jo Watson Hackl- Middle School (Pending)
Cindy Cipriano- Avery High School