26days since
    Our Festival

    Major Sponsor

    A Festival of Ideas

    Thank You Sponsors!

    Festival Planners

    The Steering Committee

     
    Dr. Daniel Barron (director of the AMY Regional Libraries) Grant Writer, Program Committee
    Dan Barron


     Kathy Weisfeld (community volunteer, poet) Program Chair













    Britt Kaufmann
    (poet, playwright) Graphics Queen of the Universe
    Britt Kaufman



     Carol Boggess  (Professor, Mars Hill University) Program Committee


    Amber Westall Briggs (Librarian, Yancey County Public Library) YA Author Liaison, School Liaison, Program Committee  
     

    Myrna Stephens (board member of many local organizations) Budget Curmudgeon
    Myrna Stephens

     
    Lucy Doll (Community Activist, Office Manager) Author Liaison, Venue Coordinator

     
    Jake and Cynthia Blood (Hikers and Get 'er Done-rs) Venue Coordinators


    Joann Pagano
    Author Hospitality
     
    Jane Willig (Operations Manager, Artist and Advocate for the Arts) Volunteer Wrangler


    Dianne Mahlert Registration Maven
     
    Matt Mazzuckelli (duck farmer, chef, and IT guy) Webmaster & A/V Services


    Sue Wasserman Publicity

     
    Anne Sabri Author Accommodations 
     
    Program Committee
     
    Kathy Weisfeld, Chair, Daniel Barron, Amber Briggs, and Carol Boggess
     
     
    2014 Volunteers
    Ann Berdeen, Teaky Tollison, Rose Gordon, Jeannette Maddox, Tony Perry, Lily Rountree, Jerry Newton, Ellen Denker, Judy Scheckel, Kat Turczyn, Theresa Coletta, Matt Willig, Meghan Lundy-Jones, Melissa Davis, Minnie Powell, Nancy Lindeman, Nancy Roth, Norb McKinney, Olga Ronay, Britt Kaufmann, Deana Blanchard, Hilda Downer, Jada Cash, Juanita Brown, Cathy Springer, and Linda Goldberg.