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GetLit! Literary Weekend

September 29, 2023 - September 30, 2023

The Mitford Museum’s second annual literary weekend will focus on inspiring, encouraging, and empowering writers as we work to increase interest in reading, storytelling, and the literary arts in North Carolina. We’re offering presentations for readers and writers alike with readings, book signings, and classes. Participating authors include:

-Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Book of Flora Lea
-Mark Powell, author of Small Treasons, a Southern Living Best Book of the Year
-Phoebe Zerwick, author of Beyond Innocence, shortlisted for the Southern Book Prize in nonfiction
-Award-winning author Sarah Loudin Thomas, author of The Finder of Forgotten Things
-Memoirists Gretchen Griffith and Sandra Warren
-Museum founder and author Jan Karon will also be on hand to present awards.

Friday, September 29 – $70 ($135 for both days)
9:30 a.m. – Registration opens
10:30 a.m. – Welcome in auditorium
11 a.m. – Phoebe Zerwick speaking/reading
12 p.m. – Box lunch
1 p.m. – Mark Powell speaking/reading
2 p.m. – Patti Callahan Henry speaking/reading
3 p.m. – Museum tours
4-6 p.m. – Reception and Candace Freeland Photography of Merit Award presentation by Jan Karon

Saturday, September 30 – $90 ($135 for both days)
10 a.m. – Registration
10:30 a.m. – Workshops
#1 – Memoir – Writing What You Know, Gretchen Griffith & Sandra Warren
#2 – Fiction – Mark Powell session
#3 – Fiction – The Path to Publication—Queries & Proposals, Sarah Loudin Thomas

11:45 p.m. – Break
12 p.m. – Lunch + Patti Callahan Henry talk + Jan Karon presenting writing awards
2 p.m. – Workshops
#1 – Memoir – Writing What You Know, Gretchen Griffith & Sandra Warren
#2 – Non-Fiction – Phoebe Zerwick session
#3 – Fiction Panel – Patti, Mark, and Sarah in conversation
3:30 p.m. – Closing comments followed by book signing and light refreshments

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September 29, 2023
September 30, 2023
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The Mitford Museum
(828) 572-4898


The Mitford Museum
145 Cedar Valley Road
Hudson, NC 28638 United States
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(828) 572-4898
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