Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Carolina Mountains Literary Fest starts Thursday

Charlotte's literary festival, the Novello Festival of Reading, is, unfortunately, no more. But if you're looking for a literary fix this week, head to the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival in Burnsville, less than three hours away.

Ron Rash ("Serena") and Audrey Niffenegger ("The Time Traveler's Wife") are featured authors at the sixth annual festival. The three-day event begins Thursday evening, Sept. 8, with a free screening of the documentary, "The Day Carl Sandburg Died."

Some 30 authors are scheduled to participate in readings, workshops and book signings on Friday, Sept. 9, and Saturday, Sept. 10. Most are free. Check out the full schedule here.