2019 Spring Literary Festival
Spring Literary Festival: March 21-28, 2019
Fostering reading, cultivating the arts and enriching our community through the best humanities education possible.
We seek to support a love of reading in Western North Carolina while providing exposure to new literary voices. Our area has a rich literary heritage all its own and this festival strives to secure that heritage's place on the nation's literary stage by bringing local and national writers together. The Spring Literary Festival is a reflection of Western Carolina University's commitment to bringing the best of the arts and education to the mountains. We hope that you'll join us this year. Dive into our schedule for more information about our visiting artists.
Events take place on the campus of Western Carolina University in the A.K. Hinds University Center (UC).
TENTATIVE 2019 Schedule
Thursday, March 21st
7:30 pm - UC Grand Room: Fiction writer and WCU One Book author Cristina Henriquez
Monday, March 25th
12:00 pm - UC Theatre: Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poets Series featuring Ricardo Nazario-Colon and student poets
4:00 pm - UC Theatre: Fiction writer Diane Cox McPhail
7:00 pm - UC Theatre: Army veterans and writers Laurie Jean Cannady and Tom Baker
Tuesday, March 26th
4:00 pm - UC Theatre: Fiction writer Michael Croley
7:30 pm - UC Theatre: Fiction writer Silas House
Wednesday, March 27th
4:00 pm - UC Theatre: Nonfiction writer Jason Howard
7:30 pm - UC Theatre: Poet A. Van Jordan
Thursday, March 28th
4:00 pm - UC Theatre: Nonfiction writer Bryant Simon
7:30 pm - UC Grand Room: Fiction writer Marilynne Robinson
The following book list includes just one title for each author. Click the linked names to see each writer's expanded bibliography.
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