Lewisburg Lit Fest
LEWISBURG, W.Va. -- Best-selling author Jeannette Walls will headline the Lewisburg Literary Festival, speaking at 2 p.m. Aug. 3 at Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg.
Her memoir, "The Glass Castle," has been on The New York Times best-sellers list for more than six years, has sold 3.5 million copies in the U.S., has been translated into 22 languages and was named one of the top 10 books of the decade by Amazon.
"The Glass Castle" details Walls' life growing up in extreme poverty and the unimaginable obstacles she faced. Walls describes her determination to leave West Virginia on her own at 16 and move to New York City. She enrolled in Barnard College and eventually become a well-known columnist for New York magazine and MSNBC.com and a television personality.
In 2012, Lionsgate purchased the rights to make a movie of "The Glass Castle." This month, her new novel, "The Silver Star," was released.
Tickets for her talk will go on sale at 10 a.m. June 10. To get tickets, call 888-716-5082 or visit the Convention and Visitors Bureau, 200 W. Washington St., Lewisburg.
The Lewisburg Literary Festival, Aug. 2 and 3, will feature authors, outdoor art installations, musical entertainment and performance art, all inspired by literature.
For updates on the festival, visit www.lewisburgliteraryfestival.com. Information is also available at 888-716-5082 on Facebook as a friend of the Lewisburg Literary Festival.
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