The North Carolina Book Festival 2019 runs February 22-24 and provides a wide variety of audiences access to a diverse slate of local, national, and international writers and artists.
Formerly hosted on a rotating basis by the libraries at NC State, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Duke, the festival will now take place at venues throughout downtown Raleigh.
Featuring readings, panels, demonstrations, and lectures from award winning presenters and performers, the festival will showcase both traditional and non-traditional genres such as comic books and graphic novels.
Guests include North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductees Jaki Shelton Green and Jill McCorkle; 2019 Piedmont Laureate David Menconi; Wilton Barnhardt; Belle Boggs; Sandra Cisneros; Tyre Daye; Ben Fountain; Scott Huler; Jeff Jackson; Elaine Neil Orr; Alan Shapiro; Daniel Wallace; and many, many more.
Another core element to this yearâ€™s festival is the book fair. A platform for local presses, literary journals, authors, and vendors, the book fair will foster an appreciation for, and a familiarity with, the people and organizations who advocate for the authors and artists we love and produce and distribute the work that is so important to our cultural lives.
If you are interested in volunteering, the festival will need help throughout the day on 2/23. Please contact Chris Tonelli at firstname.lastname@example.org.