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Come Hell or High Water, We’ll See You at Bookmarks!

NCWN trustee Terry L. Kennedy (left) and NCWN Executive Director Ed Southern at Bookmarks in 2018

Bookmarks Festival of Books & Authors kicks-off today and runs through the weekend, rain or shine.

Saturday’s events are all FREE and feature over fifty authors with another sixty-plus exhibitors, including us! We’ll have an exhibitor’s table, Booth 19, near the corner of Holly and Spruce St, so please do come by and say hello.

We’ll also be hosting a Slush Pile Live! event in the Footnote space at 634 W. Fourth St. at 12;30 pm on Saturday.

This is an interactive event for writers to get immediate feedback on their work from editors and agents. All anonymous—all live! Want to have your work read? Bring a hard copy of up to 300 words of prose from a single work, typed, double-spaced (with no name) to the Information Booth by 12 p.m. Submissions are chosen at random and not all are guaranteed to be read due to time limits. Featuring Lauren Faulkenberry, co-owner of Blue Crow Publishing; Christopher Forrest, Press 53 Editor; Meg Reid, Director of Hub City Press and Programs; and moderator Ed Southern, Executive Director of the North Carolina Writers’ Network.

Ed also will moderate the panel “Exploring the North Carolina Literary Landscape.” Panelists include NCWN trustee and editor of the NC Literary Review, Margaret D. Bauer; NC Literary Hall of Fame inductee Randall Kenan; and bestselling author Daniel Wallace. This panel happens at 2:30 pm on the second floor of the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts.

Download the Bookmarks Book Festival app in the App Store or on Google Play to see the Festival schedule by time, venue, or author, and get real-time updates.

Be sure to use hashtag #NCWN19 when posting to social media!

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