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 ... Read More
The Carolina Mountains Literary Festival has been fortunate over its thirteen years of bringing literary arts to Western North Carolina, to have many illustrious participants and champions. Among the Festival’s most ardent supporters is Kevin Morgan Watson, founder of Press 53, an independent publishing house located in Winston Salem. Press 53 authors have had a presence at the Festival every yea... Read More
The 13th Annual Carolina Mountains Literary Festival in Burnsville, NC will be on September 6-8, 2018. All day on Friday and Saturday over 25 authors will give free readings and discussions. There are also four 3-hour writing workshops in fiction, memoir, poetry and non-fiction. ( Pre-registration $30)
The Festival begins on Thursday night at 7 p.m. with National Poetry Slam Finalist, Hip Hop ... Read More
Whatever your reading preferences, there will be something for you at the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival on September 6-8, 2018 in Burnsville, NC.
Authors will give free readings and discussions in fiction, memoir, poetry, non-fiction and young adult and children’s literature.
National Poetry Slam Finalist and spoken word Hip Hop artist, Kane Smego will start the Festival on Thursday e... Read More
If you enjoy reading and learning about history, come to the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival on September 6-8, 2018 in Burnsville, NC. You will hear authors of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and memoir read and discuss events in US history.
Novelist Daren Wang tells a Civil War story about a runaway slave. The setting is based on a real town, the only secessionist town north of the Mason-Dix... Read More
Novelist Gail Godwin will be the Saturday night Keynote Speaker at the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival which takes place in Burnsville, NC on September 6-8,2018,
While author readings all day on Friday and Saturday are free, registration and a fee of $20 is required for the Saturday Keynote. Seats are filling, so preregister before August 31. cmlitfest.org
Godwin is the author of 14 no... Read More