Townsend, TN – The first-ever Smoky Mountain Book Festival will take place on Saturday, October 27, from 10 AM to 5 PM at the Heritage Center in Townsend. The event is funded in part by a grant from Humanities Tennessee, an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The festival is sponsored by media sponsor The Daily Times, and by the Mary Tippitt Memorial Library Book Club of Townsend, Tennessee. There is no charge for the one-day festival or for admission to the Heritage Center on that day.
The day includes local dignitaries reading to children, book giveaways, puppet shows, area authors’ presentations on a broad range of topics, an authors’ roundtable discussion, and book signings by 11 local and regional authors.
“We’re excited about this new event and the opportunity to have so many of the region’s distinguished
authors here on the same day,” Heritage Center Director Bob Patterson said this week. “This is an opportunity for readers and writers alike to learn more about books, authors and the writing life.”... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.