Carolina Mountains Literary Festival
Carolina Mountains Literary Festival is a three-day celebration of writing and reading that takes place in early September each year in Burnsville, North Carolina. The event features presentations, public discussions, writing workshops, and live music performances. The 2019 theme is On The Move: Stories of Migration, Immigration and Travel, and features Cold Mountain author Charles Frazier. Full list of presenting authors
Charles F. Price
14th Carolina Mountains Literary Festival is dedicated to the memory of Charles F. Price, festival co-founder.
Presentations, readings, group discussions and writing workshops held in galleries & shops within easy walking distance in Burnsville.
The festival gives people a chance to spend time with authors in a friendly, intimate setting, and discuss the books they’ve written and ones they’re currently working on.
Writers of all experience levels can take part in a variety of workshops designed to give people a chance to spend quality development time with instructors and fellow writers.
Many people taking part in the workshops have books in development, or ones they’re currently researching. Teachers and facilitators work with students and aspiring writers to improve their storytelling abilities. It’s a great opportunity for writers to get together and learn from each other.
Although the theme changes each year at the Literary Festival, the commitment is always to personal storytelling, sharing of experiences, and using books and the writing process to inspire and connect people together.
Malaprop’s Bookstore from Asheville sells books written by the authors, journalists & writers who appear at the festival. It’s a great chance to find new original voices. Malaprop’s operates inside the Town Center throughout the event. Credit cards accepted.
2016 Festival Poster
Discussion groups meet at galleries and other places in downtown Burnsville. Pre-registration is required for workshops, banquets, and keynote speeches.
CMLF is held in and around Burnsville Town Center. There are restaurants, pubs, coffee and dessert shops, galleries and retail stores within easy walking distance of Town Center.
Carolina Mountains Literary Festival takes place each September in the mountain town of Burnsville, North Carolina. Town Square has been the center of the community since 1834.