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Join the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival at Burnsville Wine and… on June 14th from 4-7 p.m.  to taste some wines or sparkling sodas, eat some nibbles and learn about the authors coming to the Festival.  At this friend and fundraiser, you can watch a preview of the free Thursday night performance by Red Herring Multi-media productions and their story, “My Grandfather’s Prayers.”

On June 18th at 8 p.m., D.G. Martin’s Bookwatch will talk with the Festival’s Friday night Banquet speaker, Andrew Lawler. Pique your interest in his book, Secret Token-Myth, Obsession and Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke. We are sure you will want to come to the Banquet and hear him speak in person. Bookwatch can be viewed on your PBS UNC-TV channel or streamed on

2019 Schedule is Online!

The schedule for the Festival which will be on September 5-7, 2019 is now on the website  There you can read author bios session descriptions. This year’s theme is On The Move-stories of migration, immigration and travel.

Please note that while the schedule is now online, registration for the workshops and special events does not open until July 1.


Just recently we learned that the Saturday night Keynote will have a bonus participant: Charles Frazier will be joined by author Elaine Orr to discuss how this year’s festival theme “On the Move” is represented in Frazier’s novels.


We were pleased to select artwork by Claire Simpson Jones for our 2019 theme image for “On the Move.” Jones is an art teacher at North Buncombe High School.


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