Welcome to the 15th annual Mountain Heritage Literary Festival!
For over a decade-and-a-half we have proudly supported the Appalachian writing community by pairing our region's budding poets, fiction writers, nonfiction writers, and songwriters with inspiring lineups of workshop leaders and speakers. As we begin a new chapter in 2021, under a new director (only our third since MHLF's founding), we are thrilled to continue providing a much-anticipated weekend of creativity and community, while expanding the festival's vision to better support the next generation of diverse Appalachian artists.
While this year's events will be fully online, we believe it is the perfect platform to continue doing what the MHLF does better than anyone, and also give a preview of where we are headed.
We can't wait to meet you, learn with you, and make great writing together.
-Mountain Heritage Literary Festival Staff