Penny Bollhorst spins wool at the Grainery during last year’s Mountain Spirits Festival in Rocky Mount.
Friday, September 28, 2012
By STACEY HAIRSTON - Staff Writer
Authors, artisans, storytellers and musicians will liven up Downtown Rocky Mount during the second annual Mountain Spirits Festival Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
With over 40 local and regional authors, 20 'Round the Mountain and White Lightning Trail artisans, live music, food and children's games, there will be plenty of activities for the entire family.
Friends of the Library will have books of regional interest for sale.
Aspen Black's Band and the Ladies of the Lake will perform on stage.
There will be an "open mic" time during which authors will read from their books and tell their stories. Some of the writers scheduled to participate include Chuck Lumpkin, Mike Davis, Sally Roseveare, Ginny Brock, Tom Howell, Veronica Church, Jane Smith, Jim Morrison, Linda Cheek, Dick Raymond, Avis Turner, Mary Farris, Dorothy Carter, Margaret Atkins, Linda Layne, James M. Nagy, Dwight A. Hayes, Becky Mushko, Judith Riker Damon, Peggy Shifflett, Hilda Shiflett, Beverly Merritt, The Sweet Potatoes from Winston-Salem, Charles Lytton, Ibby Greer, Oma Boyd, Rodger Doss, Cara Modisett, Curtis Nester, Shea Lemone, Barbara Roberts, Tina Hanlon, Lynn Salsi, Morris Stephenson, Jack Powell, Ethel Born and Fred First.
The main tent with the authors and the stage for musicians and storytellers will be in the parking lot behind Center Stage Catering.
Fabric art, paintings, photography and crafts will be on display at the Grainery on Franklin Street.
There is no admission fee.
Mountain Spirits is a joint project of the Franklin County Library, Franklin County Department of Parks and Recreation (Tourism Division) and local residents.