Most literary festivals take place in libraries or at colleges. But when honoring regional writing, it makes sense to actually immerse oneself in the region. On June 28, Chimney Rock Park hosts “Writers on the Rock,” an afternoon featuring 10 Southern authors, some of them nationally known, in the park’s panoramic outdoor setting.
Ann B. Ross of Hendersonville is the author of the popular “Miss Julia” novels. She released her 16th book in the series, Miss Julia Lays Down the Law, this April, followed by a 12-city book tour. Miss Julia’s Marvelous Makeover, out last year, made the New York Times bestseller list.
Ross will be joined by Tommy Hays, executive director of the Great Smokies Writing Program at UNCA and the author of an acclaimed young-adult novel, What I Came to Tell You; Susan Snowden, who’s picked up prizes in multiple genres, including a First Place Mark of Excellence from the National Society of Professional Journalists, for her interview with Tennessee Williams in the New Orleans Review; and haunted-South expert Randy Russell, who published The Ghost Will See You Now with John F. Blair, Publisher, last year – plus a handful of other local literary lights.
1-4 pm, included with park admission. Chimneyrockpark.com