Laughing Heart Literary Festival

Cultivating literary communities, Developing literacy programs, Providing educational opportunities in Appalachia

About Us

Our Project

Our project cultivates literary communities, develops literacy programs, and provides forums through events and workshops for educational opportunities in Appalachia. For more details, please see the "Our Project" tab at the top of the page.

The Festival

In partnership with Malaprop's Bookstore, we are kicking off the inaugural Laughing Heart Literary Festival at Laughing Heart Lodge. For details, please see our "The Festival" tab at the top of the page.

Our Outreach

We are pleased to partner with The Wilma Dykeman Legacy in offering a Spring 2018 education workshop for public and home school teachers at Laughing Heart Lodge in Hot Springs, NC. For details, please see the "Our Outreach" tab at the top of the page.

Help Our Cause

Your contributions will support our outreach programs. Your generous donation will fund our mission. Many thanks for joining our effort to promote literacy in Appalachia!

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Laughing Heart Literary Festival

P.O. Box 144, Hot Springs, NC 28743

Our Partners

Malaprop's Bookstore:

Laughing Heart Lodge:

Wilma Dykeman Legacy:

University of North Carolina Asheville, English Department: