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    The Ninth Annual Carolina Mountains Literary Festival will be September 5 and 6 2014.  Stay tuned for more details.  Feel free to browse last year's festival to learn more about how it works.


    Good literature can immerse a reader in another landscape, time, or perspective.  In 2013, the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival showcases authors and works that transport us.  

    Come to Burnsville, North Carolina September 12 through 14 and book a first class ticket to your choice of literary destinations.

    Keynote Banquet Speaker
    Elizabeth Kostova
    author of
    The Historian
    The Swan Thieves



    Elizabeth Kostova is the winner of the Hopwood Award for the Novel-in-Progress.  She also received the 2006 Book Sense award for Best Adult Fiction and the 2005 Quill Award for Debut Author of the Year.