Noble Netwest writers, April and May are fine times in writing in Appalachia. In particular, you may not know about Western Carolina University's annual Literary Festival, this year from April 3-6. All events are free and open to public on Western Carolina's campus (most in the University Center Theater, Thursday night keynote in the Coulter Recital hall.) You can find schedule and details at www.litfestival.org.
Mark your calendars now for WCU's Fifteenth Annual Spring Literary Festival, featuring keynote author Billy Collins, along with writers Stephen Clingman, Stephanie Elizondo Griest, Robert Gipe, Michael Knight, Ray McManus, Carrie Mullins, Elena Passarello, Jamie Quatro, Sue Weaver-Dunlap, Paul Worley with WCU student writers, Gilbert-Chappel Distinguished Poet Pat Riviere-Seel with student poets (including Swain High teacher Ben Cutler and his student Jade Shuler), and special guest, photographer Roger May.
We hope to see you there!