Lewisburg Literary Festival announces authors, activities
The Lewisburg Literary Festival (LLF) is a vibrant two day event featuring visiting authors, outdoor art, writing workshops, musical entertainment, and performance art – all inspired by literature. The event will take place in downtown Lewisburg on Friday, Aug. 7, and Saturday, Aug. 8.
This year’s lineup of guest authors include No. 1 New York Times best-selling author Kathryn Stockett (“The Help”); New York Times best-selling author Wiley Cash (“A Land More Kind Than Home” and “The Dark Road to Mercy”); Jim Auchmutey (“The Class of ‘65” about Monroe County resident Greg Wittkamper, an unsung hero of the Civil Rights movement); and Brian Keene (“Fast Zombies Suck” and “The Conqueror Worms,” set in Lewisburg).
Not only will literary enthusiasts be able to enjoy these incredible authors, they’ll also be able to participate in memoir-themed writing workshops hosted by Cat Pleska (“Riding on Comets”), Ed Davis (“The Psalms of Israel Jones”), and Fran Simone (“Dark Wine Waters: My Husband of a Thousand Joys and Sorrows”).
Other activities include a Hunter S. Thompson look-a-like contest, free showing of “The Help” at the Lewis Theatre, dramatic performance by local author Eric Fritzius at the Old Stone Cemetery, interactive art installation in the Green Space, children’s activities, and much more.
Calling all short film creators! LLF is hosting a film competition with cash prizes for the winners. More information is available at www.lewisburgliteraryfestival.com/LLFilmFest.
LLF is free and open to the public; however, space is limited to see the authors. There will be 400 tickets available for reservation on Monday, June 15. Call 1-888-716-5082 to reserve yours.
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