Lewisburg Literary Festival is two days of visiting authors, art, panel discussions, writing workshops, musical entertainment, and performance art all inspired by literature. It is this Friday and Saturday, August 2nd and 3rd in various parts of Lewisburg. Most of them at the Convention and Visitors Bureau building.
Fans of horror literature you will find Daniel Boyd author of Chillers, Death Falcon Zero Vs. the Zombie Slug Lords and filmmaker who will be doing a presentation on Friday. HP Lovecraft Reimagined reading at the Old Stone Cemetery also on Friday. Bram Stoker Award winner for Writers Workshop of Horror, co-edited Redneck Zombies from Outer Space, has worked in many genres Michael Knost will running a writing workshop on writing and getting published on Saturday. Belinda Anderson author of the middle school novel Jackson vs. Witchy Wanda: Making Kid Soup, she will be doing a Children’s Book Breakfast with fellow children’s book author and WV Poet Laureate Marc Harshman on Saturday morning at the Greenbrier County Library.
The event has several guests who are WV natives or current residents including Jeanette Walls (Glass Castle), Noah Adams (Far Appalachia), Glenn Taylor (The Ballad of Trenchmouth Taggart), author John Van Kirk, WV Public Radio essayist Cat Pleska, national award-winning poet Joe Limer, Crystal Good of the Afrilacian Poets, and mixologist and author of “Handcrafted Cocktails” Molly Wellmann.
Events include author readings, signings, three writing workshops, Literary Laundry Room )where you write a poem or flash fiction based on submitted photographs), film premiere by filmmaker Russell William, a Literary Art Walk with art accompanied poetry and prose, poetry jam, and interactive installations.
The events are mostly free, just a few dollars for some events, and some of the big events are already sold out. Book lovers of all kinds should give this a shot, especially since the WV Book Festival in Charleston was cancelled this year. Check out the site for more information and the schedule.