This year’s theme is: “Our Weird and Wonderful World, Vinton County.” We hope to highlight many of the remarkable things in our county, state, nation, and world through the wonderful programs listed below.
- The Linda Ogle Russ writing contest. (form available at the library, and through the link at the top of this page) Writing contest deadline is: Friday, March 31 at 5:00.
- Author presentations:
- Sandra Gurvis
- Trudy Krisher
- Art workshop:
- Michael Albert
Previous festival themes have been: Celebrating Appalachia (2005), Entertaining Dreams (2006), Cherishing Family (2007), Remembering Community (2008), A Gathering of the Clans (2009), All That Jazz (2010), On the Home Front: Rivets, Rations, and Romance (2011), The Plot Thickens (2012), North and South: A House Divided (2013), and The "I's" Have It: Inspired, Imagined, and Illuminated (2014).
Our Spring Literary Arts Festival (SLAF) that has been held each April since 2005. Each year, the Board of Trustees pledges the primary funding for the festival; however, additional support has been received through grants and contributions from the The Ohio Humanities Council, The Ohio Arts Council, various community organizations, as well as cash and in-kind contributions from local residents.
The festival is designed to provide local residents with direct contact to writers, scholars, and artists of national and international renown.