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Schedule of Events

Festival Week

Jason Mott signing copies of his novel Hell of a Book

Jason Mott at the 2023 festival

During the festival, writers will read and discuss their work, answer audience questions, and sign books (books sold by City Lights Bookstore). All festival events will take place in the AK Hinds University Center

Monday, April 1

12:00 pm - Gilbert-Chappell Poet Mildred Kiconco Barya and Mentees 

4:00 pm - Maria Zoccola and Amy Alvarez

7:30 pm - Jeff Goodell

Tuesday, April 2

12:00 pm - Live Recording of Read Appalachia podcast with Ron Rash and Ann Pancake

4:00 pm - Lyz Lenz and Carter Sickels

7:30 pm - Ann Pancake

Wednesday, April 3

12:00 pm - Winners of creative writing competitions  

4:00 pm - Sarah Viren and Kerry Howley

7:30 pm - Maurice Carlos Ruffin

Thursday, April 4

4:00 pm - Ariel Francisco and Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

7:30 pm - Jericho Brown

Friday, April 5

7:00 - Calliope Stage Company

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