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The Mitford Museum Launches Literary Weekend

Jul 20, 2022

HUDSON, NC – Get ready to GetLit! in Hudson, NC, on September 30 and October 1, 2022.

The Mitford Museum is launching a brand-new literary weekend this fall, bringing successful North Carolina authors together with fans and aspiring writers. The inaugural event features New York Times bestselling authors Wiley Cash and Sarah McCoy, and former NC Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti.

The weekend will include author presentations, classes, book signings, and an art exhibition featuring NC woodcut artist Michael Winslow.

“GetLit! is about nurturing our state’s literary future,” says museum founder and #1 New York Times bestselling author Jan Karon. “As a child attending school in Hudson, my creativity was nurtured by my first-grade teacher Nan Downs. We want to inspire, encourage, and empower tomorrow’s writers as we work to increase interest in reading and the literary arts.”

GetLit! opens on Friday with presentations by Cash and Bathanti. Attendees will also enjoy a box lunch, a book signing, and a reception for the opening of Winslow’s art exhibition.

Saturday focuses on writing classes in memoir, fiction, and poetry. Winners of the GetLit! writing contest will be announced during lunch with McCoy providing the keynote. Winners in the adult and youth categories will receive a cash prize of $750 each.

Registration is available at GetLit! 2022 ( Registrants can sign up to attend Friday ($85), Saturday ($100), or both days ($160). A tour of The Mitford Museum along with lunches and refreshments are included with registration.

GetLit! Schedule

Friday, September 30 – $85 (both days $160)
Wiley Cash keynote + Q&A
-Joseph Bathanti poetry reading + Q&A
-Box lunch
-Cash & Bathanti in conversation
-Tours of The Mitford Museum
-Michael Winslow art exhibition
-Reception, book sale/signing

Saturday, October 1 – $100 (both days $160)
Choice of morning and afternoon workshops in memoir, fiction, and poetry led by Joseph Bathanti, Sarah Loudin Thomas, Gretchen Griffith, and Sandra Warren
-Sarah McCoy keynote during awards luncheon
-Tours of The Mitford Museum
-Michael Winslow art exhibition
-Book sale/signing with refreshments

The Mitford Museum is designed to narrate the ways in which Hudson, NC, helped influence the life and work of American author, Jan Karon, and to preserve and celebrate the cultural values of the American small town. Opened in October 2021, the museum has welcomed visitors from all 50 states as well as international travelers to the foothills of NC. To learn more about the museum, visit or call 828-572-4898. The museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located at 145 Cedar Valley Road, Hudson, NC 28638.

The Mitford Museum

The Mitford Museum is North Carolina’s newest literary landmark.

Founded by #1 New York Times bestselling author, Jan Karon, the museum's mission is to advance the common good through literacy, creativity, and community. Often called Jan’s ‘book without covers,’ the museum is a place of common ground, where people from varied backgrounds can come together to feel welcomed, cared for, and at home.

(828) 572-4898

Wed - Sat 10 AM - 4 PM

145 Cedar Valley Road
Hudson, NC 28638