Keynote speaker David Joy discusses the importance of place in Southern literature.
In all, the festival offers more than 40 separate events, with topics ranging from world building in science fiction to the ways music can inform poetry. And, while not all of the sessions involve travel, migration and immigration, many do.
This week, learn about screenings of “A Walk in the Woods” at the Carolina Cinemas, “First in Forestry: Carl Schenck and the Biltmore Forest School” at the The Carolina Mountains Literary Festival, and “Riding My Way Back” at the Free Rein Center.
Unlike larger book festivals, the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival deliberately sets out to create a “festival of ideas.” As anyone who has attended a previous festival knows (the gathering is now in its ninth year), events are informal, and are more akin to conversations than presentations.
This weekend offers film, written word, local music and a chance to show your own talents, all for a nominal fee. As always, Xpress highlights the best in low-budget weekend events.
Film and the written word take center stage this weekend, along with adorable pets, hearty plants and community radio. While you’re here, check out Clubland for a complete schedule of local music. And, as always, feel free to share more budget-friendly events in the comments section below.