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Mountain Heritage Literary Festival

 

Mountain Heritage Literary Festival Updates:

 

Thank you for a fantastic 2021 festival!

Please keep an eye out here or on our Facebook page for updates.

 

 

MHLF History

 

Founded in 2005 by bestselling author Silas House, the Mountain Heritage Literary Festival has grown from a small gathering of budding writers, to one of the premiere literary events in the region. What sets us apart is a blend of a homecoming feel for our returning attendees and a welcome, supportive environment for newcomers, all nestled among the picturesque and historic Cumberland Gap area.

Our two-day events provide workshops and panels ranging from fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and songwriting workshops, to panels on publishing, Appalachian culture, and more. Past workshop leaders include notable writers such as Lee Smith, Donald Ray Pollock, George Ella Lyon, and many other notable Appalachian and nationally-recognized writers.

Other even highlights include several writing contests, keynote speeches, scholarship awards, and concerts.

Writing

Awards and Fellowships

See the list of awards, fellowships, and scholarships presented each year by MHLF.

Books

Schedule and Registration

Details on this year's event and how to register.

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Event Staff and guest writers

Learn about the event organizers and the guest writers participating in this year's event.