Enjoy a Celebration of Reading and Writing

 Join us in the northwest corner of North Carolina!

“Back to Books” is the theme for the 2022 On the Same Page Literary Festival! We’ll be back together, listening, talking and sharing a great time with festival authors and fellow readers.

 

From Tuesday, September 13 to Saturday, September 17, you can:

  • Hear authors read from recent works and answer your questions about books and writing
  • Participate in a lively discussion of the Festival Read selection, Fight Songs: A Story of Love and Sports in a Complicated South
  • Meet fellow readers and talk about your favorite books and authors
  • Hone your creative writing skills in author-led workshops
  • Join our Festival supporters, the Page Turners, for the opportunity to attend an exclusive reception with authors and the Festival planning committee 
  • And much more!

The On the Same Page Literary Festival is made possible through the generosity of organizations, businesses, and individuals who believe in the power and beauty of the written word. Individual donors can become Page Turners by donating to the Ashe County Arts Council and specifying Page Turners. If donating via PayPal, please enter “Page Turners” in the “What’s this payment for?” line. 

Ed Southern, Fight Songs: A Story of Love and Sports in a Complicated South; Parlous Angels

Sheila Turnage, Three Times Lucky; The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing

The On the Same Page Literary Festival is sponsored by the Ashe County Arts Council and the Ashe County Public Library.

 

 

Get Ready to Meet Our 2022 Festival Authors

 

Chris ArvidsonThe House Inside My Head; The Love of Baseball: Essays by Lifelong Fans (ed.)

Georgann EubanksSaving the Wild South; The Month of Their Ripening: North Carolina Heritage Foods Throughout the Year

Donna EverhartThe Saints of Swallow Hill; The Moonshiner’s Daughter

Judy GoldmanChildTogether: A Memoir of a Marriage and a Medical Mishap

Paul JonesSomething Wonderful

Kelly KazekY is for Y’all: A Book of Southern ABCs; Mo Possum is Awesome

Charlie LovettThe Enigma Affair; Escaping Dreamland

Stacy McAnultyOur Planet: There’s No Place Like Earth; Sun! One in a Billion

Mark Powell (2022 Appalachian Writer in Residence), Lioness; Small Treasons

Terry RobertsThe Sky Club; My Mistress’ Eyes are Raven Black

Anne Shelby, The Adventures of Molly Whuppie and Other Appalachian Folktales; The Man Who Lived in a Hollow Tree

The On the Same Page Literary Festival is made possible through the generosity of organizations, businesses, and individuals who believe in the power and beauty of the written word. One special group of individual donors is our PAGE TURNERS. Each year, they provide a large share of support for our Festival! If you enjoy the Festival, consider becoming a PAGE TURNER. During the events, any Festival volunteer with an OTSP name tag can give you more information. Learn more about how you can help HERE or call the Ashe Arts Center at 336-846-2787.