Lincoln Memorial University


Friday, 14 June 2019

11 a.m.-2 p.m.  Registration —Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum (Museum)

Stop here to complete registration and to pick up residence hall keys.  Don't forget to sign up for the participant readings.  Time slots are limited.


2-2:30 p.m.  Official Welcome —Arnold Auditorium, Museum

Darnell Arnoult opens the festival with some instructions and thoughts to prepare you for the weekend.


2:45-3:35 p.m.  Concurrent Sessions (Choose one)


More on these sessions soon!


4:00-5:00 p.m.  Concurrent Master Classes

-Fiction with Abigail DeWitt —Avery Hall

-Fiction with Charles Dodd White —Avery Hall

-Poetry with Joseph Bathanti —Avery Hall

-Poetry with Dana Wildsmith —Avery Hall

-Nonfiction with Jim Minick  —Avery Hall

-Songwriting with Doug and Telisha Williams —Avery Hall


6:30-7:30 p.m.  Supper  —Campus Center Cafeteria

Join us for a traditional Appalachian supper. 


8-9 p.m.  Rob Picott in Concert —Arnold Auditorium, Museum

We’re thrilled to welcome Nashville based Rod Picott


Saturday, 15 June 2019

8:15-8:45 a.m.  Breakfast  — Campus Center Cafeteria

A full Southern breakfast.  Come hungry.


9:45 -11:45 a.m.  Concurrent Master Classes

-Fiction with Abigail DeWitt —Avery Hall

-Fiction with Charles Dodd White  —Avery Hall

-Poetry with Joseph Bathanti  —Avery Hall

-Poetry with Dana Wildsmith —Avery Hall

-Nonfiction with Jim Minick  —Avery Hall

-Songwriting with Doug and Telisha Williams —Avery Hall


12:15-1:15 p.m.  Awards Dinner  — Campus Center Cafeteria

Join us for a delicious lunch topped off by our contest award announcements.  Awards will be given for the short story, poetry, essay, and children's writing contests that are sponsored every year by the Mountain Heritage Literary Festival.


1:15-1:45 p.m.  James Still  Lecture  — Campus Center Cafeteria

Georgann Euganks will deliver this year’s Emma Bell Miles Lecture. 


2-2:50 p.m.  Concurrent Sessions (Choose one)


More soon on these concurrent sessions coming soon!


3:10-4:40 p.m.  Front Porch Talk  —Carnegie Vincent Library

Readings by Joseph Bathanti, Abigail DeWitt, Jim Minick, Charles Dodd White, and Dana Wildsmith. Followed by Q&A where you can ask the writers anything you'd like to know about their writing lives.


5:00-6:00 p.m.  Participant Readings  —Avery 114

Those who signed up at registration will be able to read short pieces of their work at this optional event, lead by Larry Thacker.


6:00-6:50 p.m.  Keynote Supper —University Dining Hall

Enjoy a delicious home-style supper.


6:50-7:30 p.m.  Keynote Address & Tribute Concert  — Campus Center Cafeteria

We’re honored for Joseph Bathanti to deliver this year’s keynote address.  Doug and Telisha Williams, aka Wild Ponies, will give the Tribute Concert.


7:45-8:30 p.m.  Writer's Market/Book Signing  — Campus Center Cafeteria

Bring your books or buy new ones from us. Joseph Bathanti and all staff members will be available for our grand finale book-and-CD-sales-and-signing event, as well as some of our distinguished published authors and editors.


Sunday, 16 June 2019

8:45-9:30 a.m.  Light Breakfast/Checkout  — Campus Center Cafeteria

We'll have a light breakfast of fruits, pastries, juices and coffee near the festival tent.  Please return your room keys at this time.


10-10:30 a.m.  Singing in the Chapel  —Elizabeth D. Chinnock Chapel on the Quad

A closing fellowship of music and song to set us on our travels led by Doug and Telisha Williams.




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