Dive into the World of Words at the 6th Annual Literary Festival in Elizabeth City

The College of The Albemarle is proud to announce the return of its Annual Literary Festival, now in its 6th year, a beacon for writers, readers, and dreamers alike. Mark your calendars for March 6, 2024, and prepare for a day immersed in the magic of storytelling from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

A Festival That Speaks Volumes

This year’s festival is designed to ignite a passion for the written word, with a special emphasis on the themes of conservation and community. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to engage in workshops, listen to enlightening panel discussions with local authors, and be captivated by the keynote address from the distinguished Kindra McDonald.

Workshop Highlights

“Figuring Out Figurative Language” – Unlock the secrets to enhancing your prose with the beauty of metaphors, similes, and more. This workshop will guide you through the art of using figurative language to enrich your writing, making it more vivid and compelling.

“Monster Hunting: Origins of the Vampire” – Take a fascinating journey through the dark and enchanting history of one of literature’s most enduring figures: the vampire. Explore how these mythical creatures have evolved over time and continue to captivate our imagination.

“Turning Landscapes into Word Shapes” – Discover how to draw inspiration from the world around you to craft descriptive, engaging narratives. Learn techniques for transforming the landscapes of the Outer Banks and beyond into captivating word shapes that leap off the page.

Meet the Authors

Sharon Burtner – A local literary talent, Sharon Burtner is known for her evocative storytelling and deep connections to the themes of nature and human experience. Her works serve as a bridge between the reader and the subtle beauty of the ordinary world.

Dylan West – Dylan West brings a fresh voice to the literary scene, with a knack for weaving intricate plots and relatable characters. His narratives often explore the complexities of identity and belonging, making him a standout figure among local authors.

Brandy Ange – With a passion for the fantastical and the supernatural, Brandy Ange’s writings invite readers into worlds beyond their imagination. Her stories are a testament to the power of fantasy to confront real-world issues and inspire change.

Join Us in Celebrating Literature and Conservation

The 6th Annual Literary Festival at the College of The Albemarle is more than just an event; it’s a community gathering that celebrates the transformative power of literature. Whether you’re a budding writer, a lifelong reader, or simply someone who appreciates the beauty of words, this festival promises an enriching experience that will leave you inspired.

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, learn from local literary figures, and deepen your appreciation for the craft of writing. Let’s come together to celebrate the stories that shape our lives and the landscapes that inspire them.

We look forward to welcoming you to Elizabeth City for a day of exploration, inspiration, and literary delight. See you at the festival!