Lewisburg Literary Festival 2015

August 7-8, 2015

A vibrant two day event featuring visiting authors,  outdoor art,
panel discussions, writing workshops, musical entertainment, and performance art, all inspired by literature.


The Help

Conqueror Worms

The Lewisburg Literary Festival is proud to announce the inclusion of Kathryn Stockett ("The Help") and horror author Brian Keene ("Fast Zombies Suck" and
"The Conqueror Worms" which is set in Lewisburg) to our 2015 lineup.  Keep watching this space for future guest announcements.

Kathryn Stockett
Kathryn Stockett

Kathryn Stockett was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. After graduating from the University of Alabama with a degree in English and Creative Writing, she moved to New York City where she worked in magazine publishing and marketing for nine years. She currently lives in Atlanta with her family. The Help is her first novel.

Brian Keene

Brian Keene writes novels, comic books, short fiction, and occasional journalism for money. He is the author of over forty books, mostly in the horror, crime, and dark fantasy genres.

His 2003 novel, The Rising, is often credited (along with Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead comic and Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later film) with inspiring pop culture’s current interest in zombies.

Several of Keene’s novels have been developed for film, including Ghoul, The Ties That Bind, and Fast Zombies Suck. Several more are in-development or under option. Keene also serves as Executive Producer for the independent film studio Drunken Tentacle Productions.

Keene’s work has been praised in such diverse places as The New York Times, The History Channel, The Howard Stern Show, CNN.com, Publisher’s Weekly, Media Bistro, Fangoria Magazine, and Rue Morgue Magazine.

He has won numerous awards and honors, including the World Horror Grand Master award, two Bram Stoker awards, and a recognition from Whiteman A.F.B. for his outreach to U.S. troops serving both overseas and abroad.

A prolific public speaker, Keene has delivered talks at conventions, college campuses, theaters, and inside Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, VA.

The father of two sons, Keene lives in rural Pennsylvania.

Writing Workshops

We will have three writing workshops with a general theme of memoir, featuring authors Fran Simone, Cat Pleska, and Ed Davis.


Hunter S. Thompson
A Hunter S. Thompson Look-A-Like contest at Lewisburg's newest bar, The Asylum.