Cormac McCarthy Literary Festival
Friday–Sunday, November 1–3, 2019
Blount County Public Library
Three-day Literary Festival celebrates authors preserving Appalachian culture, sparking conversation and weaving tales. Features national, regional and local authors such as Ron Rash, Sharyn McCrumb, Amy Greene, Frank X. Walker, Lin Stepp and more!
The festival will include celebration of local history and the Blount County Public Library’s Centennial. There will be live Appalachian arts demonstrations, musical performances and fun activities for the whole family.
The festival is named after Cormac McCarthy to highlight his time in Blount County, as well as a piece of public art he made in 1971 while living here.
- Friends of the Blount County Public Library
- Southland Books and Cafe
- Blount County Public Library
- Humanities Tennessee
The Cormac McCarthy Literary Festival is funded in part by a grant from Humanities Tennessee, an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Free and open to the public, the program is hosted by the Blount County Public Library, located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville. For further information about library programs or services, call the library at 982-0981 or visit its website at www.blounttn.org/197/Public-Library.