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    Our Festival

    Major Sponsor

    A Festival of Ideas

    Thank You Sponsors!

    To Volunteer

    To volunteer send an email to cmlitfest@gmail.com and put "Volunteer" in the subject field. Specify how you can pitch in to make this wonderful event happen each year.
     
    Here are ways you can help:
     
    Be A GREETER at the Town Center:
    Needed Skills:
           Friendly attitude 
    Preparation: 
           
    Become familiar with the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival’s events and venue locations.
           Attend the volunteer orientation at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 6, at the Heritage Center (across from the Parkway Playhouse). 
    Responsibilities:
           Hand out programs.
           Answer questions about venue locations, programs, book signings, etc.
           Register people for the workshops or banquet.
           Make the people in the lobby hush-up during sessions.  (haha!)
           Accept evaluations.
           Have people sign-in.  (For grant purposes to collect numbers and data on where people come from.)
     
    Be A SESSION COORDINATOR

    Rewards:
            Personally meeting the author of your chosen/assigned event.
            Gratitude from the authors, the community, and the attendees.
    Needed Skills:
           Friendly attitude 
           Good speaking and reading voice
    Preparation:
           Read about the person you are introducing. Go to the author page at cmlitfest.org.
           Become familiar with the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival’s events.
    Responsibilities:
           Attend the volunteer orientation on Thursday, September 6, 6:00 p.m. at the Heritage Center across from the Parkway Playhouse.
           Wear volunteer nametag -- it will be provided.
           Check in at the Town Center Welcoming Table 30 minutes prior to your event
                   pick-up bottled water for writer(s) and session evaluation. 
           Be at your assigned session location 15 minutes prior to the scheduled event.
           Check out the location of the bathrooms at your event and ask if author needs anything,
                   e.g., water
           Start on time – ask audience to be seated, and to turn off cell phones.
           Introduce author – bio will be provided ahead of time
           Count the number of people in audience and record on evaluation form.
           Thank author for speaking and the audience for attending. 
           Fill out session evaluation based on your impression of the session’s success and audience’s
                   response – Hand in at the Town Center registration desk
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