The Mountain Heritage Literary Festival
June 13-15, 2008
"We are now in our third year of the Mountain Heritage Literary Festival. This year we welcome Appalachia’s reigning master, Lee Smith, author of Fair and Tender Ladies, On Agate Hill, Oral History, and many other classics. She is joined by Sheila Kay Adams, beloved banjo-player, ballad-singer, and storyteller. Our Master Classes will be led by such great contemporary talents as Kate Larken (songwriting), George Ella Lyon (nonfiction), Maurice Manning (poetry), and Mark Powell (fiction) and we’ll be treated to Barbara Bates Smith’s one woman show of Lee Smith’s On Agate Hill and many other writers who will come to share their knowledge."
Scholarships, fellowship and writing contest are also available.
Deadline for registration: May 25, 2008