Lewisburg Literary festival
LEWISBURG, W.Va. -- The Lewisburg Literary Festival kicks off on the monthly First Fridays After Five at 5 p.m. Aug. 3 in downtown Lewisburg.
The free events include a meet-and-greet with authors at The Literary Town Square, an Edgar Allan Poe reading in the Old Stone Cemetery, and a unique interactive Literary Art Walk through town, a poetry jam and famous author face-painted moustaches.
At the City Greenspace, acoustic guitarist and singer Jim Snyder will perform easy listening, folk and pop tunes until 9 p.m.
Impromptu performances will be given by No Pants Players throughout downtown.
Several shops will have special literary events. The Darling Exchange will have book exchange of used children's books and First National Bank will give away a book for children ages 3 to 5. At Wolf Creek Gallery, there will be face-painted moustaches based on those of famous authors like Poe and Whitman.
Beginning at 9:30 p.m., poets will perform at The Irish Pub in a poetry jam.
For more information about the festival call 800-833-2068 or visit www.lewisburgliteraryfestival.com.
FAIRMONT, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Accordion Festival, featuring accordionists from six states, will take place at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 in the auditorium of East Fairmont High School, 1993 Airport Road.
Featured artists will include five-time national champion William Cosby; People's Choice award winner Hannah Jane; and world champion Cory Pesaturo. Other artists include Mike Takash, of Fairmont, and the East Fairmont High School drum line.
Admission is $10 for adults, free for those 18 and younger.
Inn earns top designation