Admission to the lecture is $10 and includes a reception after the program. People interested in attending the June 24 lecture should call the Humanities Council at 304-346-8500 in advance to confirm that seats remain.
LEWISBURG, W.Va. -- The Lewisburg Literary Festival will take place Aug. 3 and 4 and will include Homer Hickam, Jerry West, Lee Maynard and Pops Walker, Sarah Sullivan, John Antonik and others.
The event will feature author presentations, outdoor art installations, live music and performance art, a literary breakfast and poetry jam, all inspired by literature. The festival kicks off at 5 p.m. Aug. 3 with a Literary Town Square at the Greenbrier Valley Visitors Center. Live music will be performed in the city green space, a poetry jam will be held at the Irish Pub on Washington Street and a late-night reading will be given by an Edgar Allan Poe character actor in the Old Stone Cemetery.
A literary breakfast will take place Aug. 4 at the Greenbrier County Library. The Literary Town Square opens for the day, and guest authors hold readings and presentations throughout town.
The author lineup begins at 11:30 a.m. at Carnegie Hall with John Antonik, author of "Roll Out The Carpet: 101 Seasons of West Virginia University Basketball." Jerry West will speak at noon about his life and memoir, "West by West: My Charmed, Tormented Life."
At 2 p.m., "Rocket Boys" author Homer Hickam will speak about his life and books.
An event for children, a reading by children's author Sarah Sullivan, will take place at 11 a.m. in the Greenbrier Valley Theatre.
At 5 p.m., Lee Maynard and Pops Walker take the stage for an hour of storytelling and music at The Lewis Theatre.